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Letters from Readers

  • St. Catherine’s papal correction

    Father Catoir appears to take offense at recent criticisms of Pope Francis, citing the now-popular, but quoted out of context, statement of Francis: “Who am I to judge?”
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  • Catholic Radio nourishes the faith

    In support of Catholic Radio, I can speak for myself and have heard from many others that listening to Catholic Radio has helped us learn much about the Catholic faith including what the Catholic Church actually teaches, how to examine these teachings and how to defend these teachings.
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  • ‘Early Days’ and California history

    There are two issues here as I see it. On the one hand, there is the history of the Spanish missions in California. For anyone who went to a Catholic school in the 1950s, that history was seen through rose-colored glasses.
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  • Marriage in San Francisco

    How upsetting to read in “Culture Project brings virtue into the center for Catholic dating – and life” (Oct. 19) that one woman got this advice from a priest:
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  • George Weigel and papal memory

    Here is a suggestion to George Weigel. Why not leave the memory of John Paul II be as a saint and forget his mistakes?
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  • Radio commentary disappoints

    When I read the title of the article on Catholic Radio, “Catholic Radio helps listeners ‘feel at home in arms of God,’ EWTN host says,” (“On the Street Where You Live,” Oct. 12), I was confused.
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  • Eliminating automatic weapons

    Here is a perspective on mass shootings.
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  • Pray to Mary in trying times

    Perhaps I am in the minority but I did not feel Catholic San Francisco did a “hatchet job” on Sen. (Dianne) Feinstein (“Defending Sen. Feinstein,” Letters, Sept. 28).
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  • Renewing devotion to Mary

    I very much appreciated the Aug. 17 CSF article about Our Lady of Guadalupe, and Archbishop Jose Gomez’ comments that “At Guadalupe, the Mother of God came to be the Mother of the Americas.”
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  • Dolan’s blast misdirected

    Cardinal Dolan’s remarks in New Orleans to over 400 priests were a tragic revelation of an intellectual deflection and a spiritual vacuum. How could such an educated guy miss the boat so badly?
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  • Catholic identity and San Domenico School

    It is with great sadness but little surprise that I read about the removal of sacred statues from the San Domenico campus. Forces to shed the school’s Catholic identity were already encroaching more than two decades ago when our first-born started her 14-year stint as an SD student.
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  • Hate speech and the First Amendment

    I read the letter to the editor by P. Roscelli from Sept. 14 (“Hate speech and the First Amendment”) and was confused. What was the desired response by the Catholic Church that the writer wanted?
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  • Defending Sen. Feinstein

    The Sept. 14 article by Kurt Jensen (“Catholic judicial nominee grilled by senators on her religious views”) is a hatchet job against U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, the best California senator ever – certainly the best representative in Washington that San Francisco ever had.
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  • Hate speech and the First Amendment

    During the aftermath of the Virginia tragedy my Catholic Church was quick to flood the airwaves with unequivocal condemnations of haters and hateful rhetoric.
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  • Removal of Catholic statues

    Am I to believe that certain Catholic school administrators in our archdiocese (or anywhere for that matter) are being allowed to remove Catholic statues and symbols of our faith at the school(s) they are in charge of because they believe the memorials will be offensive to non-Catholics attending their schools?
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  • Inspiration and clarity

    Thank you for the inspiring coverage of the life and funeral of Archbishop John Raphael Quinn in the July 13 edition. He led the Catholic Church through some troublesome times with Christian charity, care and dignity.
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  • Include more inspiration from the pope

    I was so disappointed to see only two small references to our Pope Francis in Catholic San Francisco issue of June 22. I have really appreciated the summaries of his sermons from the daily Mass in the chapel of the Domus Sanctae Marthae that you have sometimes printed in the paper. They inspire and teach us to be like Jesus.
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  • Archbishop Quinn’s secretaries

    As a retired longtime secretary in the chancery office of the archdiocese, I would like to add information to the final paragraph of the coverage of Archbishop John Quinn (“Archbishop John R. Quinn: A clear and powerful voice,” July 13, 2017).
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  • James Phelan’s complex history

    I don’t have a dog in this fight, one might say. My only relationship to the University of San Francisco is that I graduated from another college in the Bay Area. So what could be my point?
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  • Respect for the gift of faith

    I know George Weigel is popular in some circles. I find him arrogant and excessively pleased with himself. His latest column is a perfect example (“Way beyond the new atheist nonsense,” June 22).
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