The other day I posted about sending a Combat Rosary to Fishwrap‘s Michael Sean Winters, who had had a little nutty about “militaristic” imagery. I wondered whether or not MSW would acknowledge receipt.
Today, I see that he responded! HERE
Lastly, Fr. John Zuhlsdorf has been speculating about how I would respond to his gift of a “combat rosary” to me. It arrived Tuesday. I do not have Father’s mailing address so I shall communicate to him here:
Dear Fr. Zuhlsdorf,
Thank you for the gift of a rosary. I pray the rosary using one my dear beloved grandmother of happy memory gave me, and she was combative enough for the three of us.
Michael Sean Winters
First, I’m glad that he received it. I’m delighted that uses one. Coincidentally, I had written: “I hope Winters decides to use the Rosary… or dig out the old chaplet that perhaps his, I dunno, grandmother had. So long as he uses one.”
So, who was right in the poll? It appears that the 3%! “Yes, publicly, with a kind note of thanks.”
Will MSW respond to or acknowledge Fr. Z's gift of a Combat Rosary?
- No. (57%, 751 Votes)
- Yes, publicly, with a snarky comment. (27%, 357 Votes)
- Yes, privately, with a terse acknowledgement. (8%, 100 Votes)
- Yes, privately, with a kind note of thanks. (6%, 82 Votes)
- Yes, publicly, with a kind note of thanks. (3%, 39 Votes)
Total Voters: 1,329
Frankly, I find his response to be not only kind, but charming. As a matter of fact, it inclines me to consider not picking on him any more…
Finally, I thought I had included my return address. No matter. FWIW, MSW: My return address is always on the sidebar. Feel free to drop a Christmas card and I’ll return the favor.
The moderation queue is on.