From a reader…
I wanted to thank you for your wonderful blog. I’ve been following you for a while and I wanted to let you know how grateful I am. I’m a convert who comes from a family of radical leftists. My aunt was a Communist in the thirties, my brother is an avowed Socialist (Bernie fan) and my cousin supports organizations like the Ms. foundation. So when Bernie Sanders was a featured speaker at the Vatican and A. L. came out, I hit a wall. Did I battle my way into the Church for this? Do I stand in front of Planned Parenthood (40 days for Life) for this? I was challenged. But several things have kept me grounded and in the Church. Lots of Rosaries, Weekly Latin Mass and your blog. Thank You! Don’t stop speaking out!!
Thanks. May I add “GO TO CONFESSION!”? Seriously, I’m sure you are doing that.
Hence, may I add, “Please remember me in your daily prayers.”
Speaking of going to confession… another reader wrote:
Thank you as always for your calls to go to confession. I normally go monthly, but every time I read your “Go to confession” I do a mini examination of conscience and think to myself “When is the last time I went? Do I need to go sooner?” Thank you so much!
A good day’s work.
And there’s this from another reader…
I am sure that right now things are extra frustrating and possibly discouraging for you with all this liberal press nonsense toward you. You are civil, [I try to be. I know that, out of frustration, sometimes I fail in charity.] entertaining, and above all, reasonable. You say what needs to be said. Thank you!!
I am a busy homeschooling mom of four, the oldest of whom is 8, with another on the way. You are the only Catholic news source I subscribe to. I may look at others when I have the time, but if it’s something I really must know about, I figure you will cover it. And you’ll do it in an entertaining manner often, which adds considerably to my day. I often forward or read things aloud to my husband. Thank you!!
I’ve been reading for years. I don’t have time to comment, so I don’t. You’ve been a great help as we have navigated the changing church situation we face locally, and on a larger scale. I have no doubt you have helped us become better Catholics, and you are helping our children through us. You even encourage us to be more prepared for disasters. And of course to go to confession. Thank you!!
Please don’t be discouraged, and know we are praying for you. Thank you for being willing to do what needs to be done. It would be easier not to. But I can tell you take caring for us all very seriously, and we truly do appreciate it.
Thank you so much, and God bless,
Thanks for the encouragement and kind words. Back at you!
I’ll spare you the notes with obscenities and amazingly stupid and cowardly, malicious comments. Really? Do you really think that, after all these years, that stupidity bothers me? Take your meds and go away until your heads are in a less dark place.
Also, sometimes people who have registered for combox privileges (privileges, not rights!) leave comments that have no other motive than to provoke. Sometimes those who disagree will post endless repetitions of already dealt with issues. Moreover, I don’t allow any public discussion in the combox of my moderation choices or combox policies. Hence, I just delete the comments at the instant I see opinions on my choices for the combox. Don’t even try. I don’t have the time or the energy to debate about how to debate about the debating of debators.