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Letters from Readers

  • God calls all to serve him

    Who among us would say, in light of the growing gap between female and male college graduates, that women should stop going to college?
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  • Difficult for women to relate

    The recent decisions, and the articulated rationale at Star of the Sea Parish regarding female altar servers, have been upsetting to many.
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  • Sincere but flawed defense

    Father Illo makes what is undoubtedly a sincere but also a very flawed defense of his decision to ban altar girls.
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  • What would Mary say?

    I write concerning Father Illo’s effort to exclude girls as altar servers at his parish. I also write as a father of two daughters and a grandfather of three granddaughters.
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  • All one in Christ Jesus

    I would quote Galatians 3:26-29: “For you are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus.
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  • Courage of Irena Sendler

    I was happy to read your newspaper article on Irena Sendler (“How one young Catholic saved 2,500 kids,” Christina Capecchi column, Jan. 28).
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  • Women in the church

    Catholic San Francisco posted on Pope Francis saying, “I am convinced at the urgency of offering space to women in the life of the church ...” (Feb. 13, Page 11).
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  • Who are the saints?

    Letters in Catholic San Francisco’s Feb. 6 issue largely support girl altar servers. Who are the saints in our Catholic Church?
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  • Role of boys and men at Mass

    I agree with Father Illo’s stance regarding training only boys to serve at Mass.
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  • Limits to free speech

    The massacre in Paris on Jan. 7 at the office of the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo rightfully deserved universal condemnation.
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  • Principle of proportionality

    The 1987 U.N. Convention on Torture ratified by the U.S. recognizes torture is inhumane, immoral, and produces lies, truths and half-truths.
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  • All lives matter

    “Black lives matter,” according to the writer of the letter headlined “Unequal Justice” that appeared in the Jan. 9 edition.
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  • Mass books deepen faith

    Thank you for the book review “New books offer valuable guidance in understanding the Mass,” in the Jan. 9 edition. I’m always pleased to find recommendations for resources to help me in understanding the Mass and deepening my faith.
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  • Unequal justice

    To write an article about an honest police officer in the Ferguson Police Department is to ignore the issues and once again highlights how out of touch you are.
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  • Police lives matter, too

    Yes, black lives matter, but so do the lives of our police. Conventual Franciscan Father Paul Gawlowski and parishioners of St. Paul of the Shipwreck Parish should be mindful of the grand jury outcome of Michael Brown’s killing.
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  • Memories of Jesuit high-school education

    After reading the article, of the many memories that came to mind, none is more vivid than the wonderful days at my alma mater, St. Patrick’s High School, Karachi, at the time British India.
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