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Balthasar & Francis

View FinderWhile I appreciated Luke Timothy Johnson’s fair and serene review of Karen Kilby’s Balthasar: A (Very) Critical Introduction (April 12), I disagree with...

Garry Wills & the priesthood

Odd JobEven though I have long been a fan of Garry Wills, I must agree with Fr. John F. Baldovin’s criticism of Why Priests?: A Failed Tradition (“Cult Hit,”...

American Islam

The True Face of American Islam?I found Bethe Dufresne’s profile of Ingrid Mattson quite troubling (“A View from the Edge,” February 22). She provides us a...

Papal retirement, celibacy, annulment, etc.

Benedict In RetirementAfter the shock of the pope’s surprise resignation I was initially inclined, like Joseph A. Komonchak (“Benedict’s Act of Humility,” March 8)...

Quashing ‘dissent’

Smear TacticsRegarding Jerry Ryan’s “Orthodoxy & Dissent” (February 8): In August 2009, Bishop Thomas Joseph Tobin of Providence published a review of...

The meaning of an advertisement

Bad AdIn your January 11, 2013, issue, you ran an advertisement for a film produced by Catholics for Choice. Why would you publish something promoting an anti-...

The cost of health care

Medical WasteIn his column “Better, Cheaper, Easier” (December 21, 2012), Charles Morris extols the wonders of the U.S. health-care system. He is overly optimistic...

Catholicism in culture

Suburban PrideI want to register a belated thank you to Eugene McCarraher (“Morbid Symptoms,” November 23, 2012) for allowing me to see myself as I really am: a...

Jazz & the liturgy

Kind of BlueHaving been very much involved in the performance of Mary Lou Williams’s Mass in Rome in January 1969, I write to express my thanks to Ian Marcus Corbin...
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