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I just wanted to say how much I enjoyed Dr. Grazie Pozo Christie's Jan. 27 beautiful article "True tolls of...
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'Virtue of reality' a much needed tool

The column "Virtue of reality," by Archbishop José H. Gomez is a much needed tool for making good decisions in modern life, where most people are looking for a purpose. Prudence helps us decide the best path to take, according to the word of God.

I pray that the Holy Spirit will guide us this Lent, with prudence in decision making.

The story behind the photo

I just wanted to say how much I enjoyed Dr. Grazie Pozo Christie's Jan. 27 beautiful article "True tolls of the culture of death," and to let you know that the photo used in the article is of my oldest daughter, Annie Morrison, with our first grandson, Titus.

Annie is the oldest of our seven children. She is an amazing woman who is married to an amazing husband, Joseph. They are a solid young Catholic family living out His graces and blessings by being open to life. She has always been a true advocate for life from the young age of 7, and has traveled with St. John Neumann parish here in Sunbury, Ohio to the March for Life for over 10 years now. My mom and I organize the bus every year.

This year, it was an honor for my mom to touch the Supreme Court steps with her first great grandchild. 😉

-Maria Morrison

Galena, Ohio

RE: True tolls of the culture of death

Please thank Dr. Grazie Pozo Christie for one of the finest pieces I have read on this topic.

Depression certainly ensues after many abortions, but I would suggest that most of the time it is a result of the male partner not being willing to fully commit to a permanent relationship with the mother and child. 

Most males will say anything to get access to sex, and often change their tune when a pregnancy occurs. I don’t know what Catholic boys are being taught these days in that regard, but it’s as old a story as human history. 

Girls often pretend to desire sex in the hope that it will cement the relationship into something more permanent. Then they become pregnant, the male doesn’t step up, and to save their parents shame or out of other fears, they resort to abortion. No wonder they are depressed! 

Some straight talk on this dynamic would go a long way toward getting at the real reason for many of these abortions, and I thank Dr. Christie for her insightful contributions to Angelus.  

-Constance White, Pasadena

Praise for a positive review of a sad movie

Dear Editor,
I really enjoyed the Stefano Rebeggiani's review of "Marriage Story." His Catholic perspective about the movie and marriage itself according to the Bible principles makes a positive impact on a very sad Hollywood movie of our times.
Thomas Aquinas once said: “It is clear that offspring is the most essential thing in marriage, secondly fidelity, and thirdly the sacrament; even as to man it is more essential to be in nature than to be in grace, although it is more excellent to be in grace” (Summa Theologiae IIIb:49:3).
The correlation with wine makes Stefano's article even more beautiful! I will keep going back to the fountain and nourishing my marriage daily.

-Clarissa Cervantes, Marina del Rey

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!

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