Letters to the Editor



Jay's Articles

Sunday Mass changes unpleasant, negative

February 3, 2014

Our well-attended 10:30 a.m. Sunday Mass at St. Joseph's Basilica has undergone some drastic, and less than positive, changes. We are no longer able to sing our "Blessing of the Lord" to the children as they leave the sanctuary for their lesson, a ritual which I always felt was delightful and enriching.

Noon-hour seminars offer faith-filled learning

December 23, 2013

Many WCR readers may not know of an extraordinary opportunity to grow in the knowledge of the faith. Called Treasures of the Faith seminar series, this is a free weekly seminar given by one of the professors at Newman Theological College.

Leadership Academy costs a pretty penny

November 25, 2013

Re: Cindy Olsen’s letter to the editor (WCR, Nov. 11).

Catholicity means more than doing justice

November 25, 2013

In response to trustee Cindy Olsen’s letter on the Catholic authenticity of the separate school system (WCR, Nov. 11), I am concerned with what Olsen describes as “Catholic authenticity.”

Many voices speak on ‘educational emergency’

November 25, 2013

In his Nov.4 editorial (“Educational emergency is a call for Christian discipleship”), Glen Argan reflected on the important role Catholic schools can play in the “educational emergency” facing our children.

Pope Pius could have made a difference

November 25, 2013

In his letter to the WCR (Nov. 11), Peter Hala submitted that Susan Zucotti’s “one-sided criticism” of Pope Pius (WCR, Oct. 14) does little to “help in interfaith dialogue.” With respect, Hala’s letter itself presents a one-sided perspective.

Hitler built upon Bismarck’s anti-Catholicism

November 25, 2013

While good arguments have already been submitted by way of letters to the editor rebutting the criticisms made by Susan Zuccotti (WCR, Oct. 14) that Catholics, specifically Pope Pius XII, did not do enough to speak out against Nazi persecution of Jews, I would like to add a couple of points.

School system is authentically Catholic

November 11, 2013

I am concerned with statements in the article: “New trustee wants to rattle some cages” in the Oct. 28 WCR.

WCR expands dialogue in stimulating way

November 11, 2013

I write in support of the WCR and of the recently announced major changes planned for January.

Pope Pius saved 860,000 Jewish lives

November 11, 2013

Re: the two articles in the Oct. 14 issue on the condemnation of papal silence during the Holocaust years.