Letters to the Editor

By: Rose Bernard
Originally Appeared in : 9901-1/3/19
In an article in your November 22 issue, “Identify with the suffering of all God’s people,” the author says that the statement, “Love the sinner, but hate the sin,” is equivalent to blaming someone. This translation is inaccurate.
1 Corinthians 13 says, “Love hopes all things.” Therefore, the above statement translates, “Hope in the sinner, but hate the sin.” Yes, it says, “I love you, but I hate what you are doing.”
By: Juliette Barry
Originally Appeared in : 9901-1/3/19
As a wife, mother and grandmother I naturally pray that my family as well as all those around us, our great country, in fact all the world could live in peace and harmony.
I am pro-life and in favor of self defense and defending our family from outside attack. Therefore I’m pro-Second Amendment.
God be praised—our wise, God fearing Founding Fathers knew the importance of self defense and the necessity of enabling the citizens to protect themselves from those who don’t value life nor the laws of the land.
By: Terry Sarigumba
Originally Appeared in : 9820-9/27/18

Most Reverend Gregory J. Hartmayer,


Thank you very much for your heart warming and faith assuring August 29 letter to us faithful members of the Diocese of Savannah. Your caring and concern complement all the aspects of your strong and inspirational leadership that helps us faithful Catholics to keep on along the pathway of salvation that Jesus has laid for us.


By: Juliette Barry
Originally Appeared in : 9820-9/27/18

“Where evil abounds, grace abounds more.” I too have been shocked and saddened by the grievous scandal afflicting our Church – once again. Why did our Lord Jesus warn us about: “wolves in sheep’s clothing?” Precisely for moments like this when scandal shakes our faith! Only those whose houses are built on the mercifully Strong Rock, the Almighty, who is the same yesterday, today and tomorrow. Our victorious king of the Universe, our Omnipotent, omniscient, omnipresent God!


By: Pat Cioffi
Originally Appeared in : 9815-7/19/18

Once again it is becoming clear that the Catholic church has no understanding of how the border crisis has an effect on the poor and vulnerable in this country and other countries. The border is an area that has a lot of crime associated with it that includes sex trafficking, slavery, and drugs. In addition, the bishops did not have a problem when President Obama was doing the same tactics, and it seems to be self aggrandizement that they want and not real concern with the poor that they should be more concerned with.

By: William O'Donnell
Originally Appeared in : 9806-3/15/18

The Southern Cross (SC) welcomes letters to the editor in response to SC material or faith and moral issues. Letters should be typed or neatly written in letter or e-mail form and include the writer’s name, address and telephone number. Letters should not exceed 300 words and should focus on one topic. Letters should not make any personal attack on individuals or institutions. Letters may be edited for style, length or content. The opinions expressed are those of the letter writer’s and do not necessarily reflect those of the Southern Cross or the Diocese of Savannah.

By: Juliette Barry
Originally Appeared in : 9726-12/21/17

Father Douglas K. Clark’s article ‘Fides et Ratio’ in the November 23, 2017 edition of the Southern Cross is greatly appreciated! 


The spread of socialism and communism, of class envy and misinformation is a threat to the freedoms we are blessed with under the Constitution of the United States of America. Father Clark’s knowledge of world history and his ability to shine a light on the menace of dictatorship through the vehicles of socialism and communism is encouraging and should often be repeated!


By: Maria-Pia Negro Chin (CNS)
Originally Appeared in : 9722-10/26/17

“Todos hemos nacido para ser santos”. Ha oído esa frase antes? Piensa que esa es la razón por la cual Dios lo trajo al mundo?


Nos cuesta creer esto porque muchos de nosotros tenemos ideas equivocadas sobre lo que significa ser santo.


“Los santos no son personas ‘extraordinarias’. No son como ‘extraterrestres’ que bajan a la tierra”, escribió el arzobispo de Los Ángeles José H. Gómez. “Demasiada gente piensa eso. Y esto dificulta el poder ayudarles a ver lo que Dios quiere de nuestras vidas”.


By: David Gibson (CNS)
Originally Appeared in : 9722-10/26/17

Something virtually unthinkable happened during the Second Vatican Council in the early 1960s. Numerous Christians who were not Roman Catholics were invited to serve as formal observers of the council proceedings in Rome.


These observers’ surprising presence at the council confirmed that a centuries-long polemical era of disputes and contention, a time when divided Christians basically turned their backs to each other, was undergoing a profound transformation.


By: Maria-Pia Negro (CNS)
Originally Appeared in : 9722-10/26/17

Do you ever wonder what God wants out of your life? Why did he create you?


Los Angeles Archbishop Jose H. Gomez recently wrote, “We are all born to be saints.”


Yet, we might be reluctant to believe this because of misconceptions of what it means to be a saint.


“Saints are not ‘extraordinary’ people – they are not like ‘extraterrestrials’ who come down to earth,” Archbishop Gomez said. “Too many people think like that – and it gets in the way of helping them to see what God wants with our lives.”



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