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Priest’s mom says, write “glowing letter” to pastor
I just finished reading your articles relating to the pressure on good priests. You are so right! As the mother of a good priest, I cannot speak out publicly from fear that my son would be crucified for my comments. The negatives here go on and on but I do have a positive suggestion.
The bishops hear immediately when a good priest gives orthodox homilies because the liberal Catholics who agree with abortion, divorce, homosexual rights, embryonic stem cell research, and euthanasia complain fast and loud. It happens to my son all the time! He is invariably called on the carpet by the vicar of priests after giving a solid homily teaching the Faith. Squeaky wheels do get the grease!
Please appeal to your readers to stop being lazy! When their priest is giving good homilies, he will be attacked by cowards. The best help to a priest is for solid Catholics to actually sit down and write a glowing letter to the pastor and also send a copy to the bishop. Those letters go into their files. If the only comments come from heterodox liberals then that priest’s file condemns him.
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Nominations for “painful” liturgical music library
By the way, I don't know how to love him is just too funny. How about this? "He's a man, he's just a man, or a piece of bread, and since we are his people, and we are the church, and if he is the bread, well, if you think about it, then WE are just a loaf of bread.
V.S. Arlington, VA
Bishop Vaughan preached that hell is real!
The good bishop then replied, "Oh no, Ken, they believe in Hell; they just don't believe anyone goes there, and that is silly because why would Our Lord have gone through the hell he went through to save people from a place nobody goes to!" Thought you’d like to know what a true Shepherd and Theologian had to say about what you have just written.
Kenneth M. Fisher,