Letters to the Editor

By: Dan Knaue
Originally Appeared in : 9712-6/8/17

Moises Sandoval’s column on fear is worthy of closer examination. (Southern Cross Vol. 97 No. 11, May 25, 2010, page 5.)


A foreign student who has overstayed his student visa should be understandably anxious. However, there is no right or even expectation to remain on an H1-B visa – which are being used to displace Americans from their jobs. There’s a legitimate source of anxiety.


By: Staff
Originally Appeared in : 9707-3/30/17

Dear Rachel Swenson Balducci,


For years I have approached doing the laundry—at least physically—as you describe your methods in the splendid column “The Spirituality of Laundry” in the March 2, 2017 issue of the Southern Cross. Now by keeping the column in the washing room of my apartment I shall approach it spiritually. As a fellow columnist since 2000 with The Southeast Georgian and the Tribune and Georgian. I have long appreciated your work. As a Catholic I make it the one thing I always read. 

Best wishes always,


Fred Hill, St. Marys

By: Peter Schreck

In Father Kavanaugh’s op-ed in the Nov. 24th edition of the Southern Cross, he states that it is our obligation as Americans and Christians to be vigilant about “Nativism, segregation and the dangers we face,” especially in light of the election results a couple of weeks ago. He says, “This frightens him.” My question is: Where was Father Kavanaugh before the presidential election expressing as much concern and “fright” over the prospect of a Clinton Democratic administration whose platform stated that abortion including partial birth abortion was a right?

By: John Stegeman

As Glenmary serves in your diocese, I read each of your issues as they come out. I finished the Nov. 24 newspaper and I wanted to offer my kudos on the commentaries on page 18.

Mary Hood Hart and Father Michael Kavanaugh were wonderful. They are firm, courageous, Catholic stances that many diocesan publications would lack the courage to share so clearly.

Thank God for His Excellency Bishop Hartmayer for publishing these and to you and your staff.

By: Juliette Barry
Mary Hood Hart must be riddled with feelings of guilt to write in her article ‘Waging warfare on U.S. Streets’ 7/21/2016-“Those of us who are driven to seek justice and peace must recognize how we have contributed to the systems in place that have led to the violence we are now experiencing all too frequently…”
By: L. Taylor
(In reference to Catholic News Service’s report “Healing Racial Divides” in the July 21st issue)
Bishop Ricard told Catholic News Service, after the many recent killings, that people are asking the Catholic Church to “Give us some direction; show us some leadership. Show us our concerns are your concerns and that you are with us because we see ourselves under siege in many ways.” 
By: Father Mike Smith
(In reference to “Embracing Mystery” in the June 23rd issue) 
For my first 21 years as a Catholic I went to Mass in Latin celebrated in what is now called the “Extraordinary Form.” I don’t remember being very inspired by any part of it except the opportunity to receive Communion. I often felt that the rest of Mass was what you endured to get the ultimate blessing of Catholicism, Jesus with us in the consecrated host.
By: Padre Pablo Migone
“Y aquí,” la hermana me dijo sonriendo, “está nuestra segunda capilla.” Entré al salón un poco confundido mientras explicaba la hermana, “esta es nuestra segunda capilla porque aquí también encontramos a Cristo.” La hermana religiosa me había invitado a entrar a un salón con unas quince jóvenes, todas las cuales sufrían de defectos congénitos y enfermedades graves. En este salón se encontraban las jóvenes mayores del hogar, las pocas que habían vivido más allá de unos pocos años después de ser abandonadas por sus padres debido a su inhabilidad para cuidar de ellas.
By: Mark Berndt
According to Moises Sandoval (CNS) less guns will reduce deaths. I believe less guns would make one more vulnerable to those that want to do us harm. Mr. Sandoval’s way of thinking would make the criminal element more emboldened.
By: George C. de Baca
I thoroughly enjoyed the article by Jessica Marsala in the June 23, 2016 edition of the Southern Cross about the Extraordinary Form of the Mass.


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