Letters to the Editor

¡Qué viva Monseñor Gomez!

My most heartfelt and prayerful congratulations to our Archbishop José Gomez upon his election by his peers to become the...
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A Jewish convert grateful for Gregory of Narek

Dear Editor,

This is a wonderful article about St. Gregory of Narek. I have read it twice and it brought tears to my eyes both times.

I am not Armenian, in fact, I am a Jewish convert to the Catholic faith. Nevertheless, after reading about St. Gregory of Narek in the Angelus, I feel very connected with this Saint.

Mercy and unity are two of my passions, so it warmed my heart to learn about St. Gregory's contributions in those areas. Add to that the "prayer of forgiveness" quoted (in Michael Papazian's gracious translation) from the "Book of Lamentation," and how could I help but weep as I read this beautiful article?

Thank you!

Blessings,

Marilyn Boussaid
St. James Parish, Redondo Beach

A change of mind about Angelus

Dear Editor,
I just want to thank you for the content of the Angelus.
There was a time when I didn't feel it was the right subscription for me and my family. But I see now how the diversity of the people in each issue is really very interesting.
I especially like Archbishop Gomez's weekly column. I take his message with me for the rest of the day and the week.
I just wanted to let you know that you have subscribers who are very, very happy with the paper. Thank you very much!

The true miracle of the Getty Fire

Your article on St. Martin of Tours surviving the Getty fire was interesting.

But the real miracle, and I mean miracle, was that neither Mount Saint Mary's University nor Carondelet Center burned. The fire came to the base of the buildings and stopped.

¡Qué viva Monseñor Gomez!

My most heartfelt and prayerful congratulations to our Archbishop José Gomez upon his election by his peers to become the President of the USCCB, an honor for him and the local church as well as the West Coast as well as Latino peoples especially those of Mexican descent.

I was most pleased to recently concelebrate a beautiful outdoor Mass at Calvary Cemetery on November 2 that coincided with my mother's 50th Anniversary of her passing over from death to life.

¡Qué viva Monseñor Gomez!

Statute of limitations decision violates the cause of justice

The California legislature and governor have just ended the stature of limitations on old abuse cases. This action violates the cause of justice. In most cases the alleged perpetrator is dead. How is any defense possible? Though rarely reported in the secular press, priestly abuse is now virtually non-existent.

And who has been forced to pay? Not the perpetrators of the crimes. "The Church", meaning innocent Catholics have footed the bill. While great evil has been done, I am suspicious when almost all who allege a crime are after the money. It is also interesting that our legislators are lawyers, and they never pass bills that hurt their potential income.

When former Tonight show host Johnny Carson was asked what to call a group of whales, he said "pod". When asked what to call a group of lawyers, he replied "a Greed" of lawyers. Amen!

A note of gratitude to angels and Angelus

After reading about Gary Jansen's article about our Guardian Angels in the Sept. 10 issue of Angelus, I wrote this poem offering gratitude for all the great content Angelus provides to Catholics in L.A and around the world.

Angels Among Us

ANGELUS, Angels are among us delivering;
A…Affirmation
N… News
G…God’s work
E…Experience
L…Love
U…Unity
S…Sympathy
ANGELUS, Angels are among Us….

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