Joe Gunn's article, "Overseas aid battered by storms of cutbacks" (WCR, Feb. 13), is a reminder that government-industry cooperation in the delivery of development aid is not designed with a true spirit and attitude of altruism.
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The blood that is shed by each innocent child murdered in the womb stains the fabric of the heart and soul of every individual within the republic where it occurs – even if it occurs under the protection of an unjust law.
Re: "Holy Spirit inspired new Mass translation" (WCR letters, Feb. 13).
I am really impressed with the new Mass. I have been, for a few decades (mea culpa) an irregular attendee at Mass, attendance being a handful of times per year.
In response to your article on the recent purchase of a pipe organ in St. Joseph Seminary (Seminary cuts a deal on an organ, WCR, Feb. 6), I want to express my disappointment at the way the article was written and the slant taken on the information.
I found Father Rolheiser's column, "A Haunting Equation: Suffering Balanced with Joy" interesting (WCR, Feb. 6).
I want to express my gratitude to all those people who have been involved in the process of revising the liturgy. What a huge endeavour and responsibility!
Re: Raeanne Lacoursiere's letter, "Mass Reform is Obstacle to Evangelization" (WCR letters, Jan. 23).
Since the new translation of the new Roman Missal has been implemented, I would like to make the following comments. I think it's time for the Roman Church to recapture some of its traditional devotions/practices.
Your editorial of Jan. 30 ("Take the fascinating – and surprising – Catholic house tour") ignores the horrendous mistake a few hundred bishops made at Niceae in 325 AD when they opted for the ease of governing and declared that a human being, namely Jesus, be one and the same as the Universal Spirit.