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Why we should not shop at thrift stores

Dear Editor: I really enjoyed the article “Doing without creates compassion for the poor” [The Miscellany, Aug. 16] and have increasingly been trying to encourage the life of solidarity for my two teenage daughters. There was, however, one suggestion that I strongly disagree with, “Shop secondhand,” which actually was a conversation I had with my […]


Remembering Sister Mary Ann Dardy

Dear Editor: I just got around to picking up and began reading the January 4, 2018, “Catholic Miscellany.” For some reason, I read it out of order.  Anyway, I was sad to see the name of Dominican Sister Mary Ann Dardy [in the In Memoriam section]. I had the privilege of knowing Mary Ann Dardy as a […]


“The Eucharist: The Source of Mercy”

Dear Editor: We are still experiencing a divine high from our first Parish Eucharistic Congress, “The Eucharist: The Source of Mercy”, held March 3-5 at Immaculate Conception Church in Goose Creek, and would like to share some more information with your readers: Our speakers were Father James “Jim” Worth, pastor of  St. Joseph Church in Maplewood, […]


The Liturgical Veneration of Hebrew Saints

Editor: In his March 8 “Questions and Answers” column in The Catholic Miscellany, Father Jeffrey Kirby answered the question “Why are there no saints from the Old Testament? Doesn’t even Moses qualify?” I have been interested in that very subject because of my many pilgrimages to the Holy Land. The fact is that Moses is […]


Explaining the role of Mary

Editor: Father Jeffrey Kirby’s explanation of how to explain Mary to Protestants is very reasonable. A few weeks ago, a Protestant said to me that there is no difference between Mary and his grandmother who died a couple of years ago. One of the best explanations about the Protestant rejection of Our Lady is given […]


Corpus Christi: Instituting the feast

Editor: It is always exhilarating to read about solemn celebrations of the important Feast of Corpus Christi – now liturgically identified as the Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ. Celebrations, such as the one at Corpus Christi Parish in Lexington with Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone, pays the mystery of the Eucharist great honor. […]


Letters to the editor

Compassion for immigrants When Jesus was hanging on the cross He thirsted for water but was instead given vinegar. Recently, Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone wrote an open letter to everyone in the diocese. He spoke of demonstrating compassion to immigrants to this country. Bishop Guglielmone mentioned that his own parents had emigrated from Italy to […]


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    Dec 1 Black Catholics Heritage Celebration
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