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  • ‘We’re here for the nuns’

    Your June 19 edition highlighted the Sisters of Perpetual Adoration. I congratulate the paper for that wonderful story. For those of your readers who remember the late ABC broadcaster Paul Harvey, there is “the rest of the story” deserving to be told about the sisters.
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  • State of the Fourth Estate

    The essays by columnists toward Archbishop Cordileone demonstrate the pathetic state of the Fourth Estate within San Francisco and its environs.
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  • Embrace wisdom, invoke compassion

    Between me and my three siblings we have 32 years with the Sisters of the Holy Name at St. Mark’s School; we have six with the Jesuits at Loyola High School. We have six years with the Franciscans at St Anthony’s Seminary; two with the Sisters of Notre Dame and another two with the Sisters of the Immaculate Heart. We have six more with the Jesuits at Loyola Marymount University.
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  • Inclusive terminology

    Thank you for including the “mixed-race” community in your article. We use the term “multiracial,” but understand that people do use other terminology that may not be as inclusive or respectable. Unfortunately, we at Project RACE (www.projectrace.com) must deal with these issues daily.
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  • Archdiocese needs Solomon

    The 108 “committed Catholics” who petitioned Pope Francis to remove Archbishop Cordileone have been committed to every San Francisco archbishop – including Archbishop Cordileone.
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  • Too late for ‘reality check’

    Archbishop Martin and Italian Cardinal Parolin and German Cardinal Kasper are quoted lamenting the Irish vote to redefine marriage.
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  • The forgotten

    The brewing tensions between liberal and conservative Catholics clearly reflect a polarized community in San Francisco.
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  • Faith and naivete

    A person may be called naive if she or he (“xe”) does not understand why “xe” believes something and has no means of testing the truth of what is believed.
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  • Catholics have the answer

    Thank you for your answers to the misguided signers of the ad to Pope Francis. Thanks to our controlled media, we have a lot of misguided people.
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  • Bringing people together

    I feel I should defend the writers of the open letter to Pope Francis that was published in the Chronicle.
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  • The sword and the lily

    In his column (“Who am I to judge?” April 24) Father Ron Rolheiser says that we, not Christ, judge ourselves.
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  • Avoiding ‘witch hunts’

    I was pleased to read Archbishop Cordileone’s statement that he doesn’t want “witch hunts” in our archdiocese.
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  • Drought a teachable moment

    It is a major issue, one that affects us all: the California drought.
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  • Holy Week and the Chronicle ad

    Holy Week, the Easter triduum, and the wrenching memory of Jesus’ painful suffering and death, hardly forgotten some days ago, seemed too far behind us to resurface partially in the protests and posturing against our archbishop in mid-April.
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  • Yeshiva model for Catholic education

    My first reaction to Archbishop Cordileone’s letter to Catholic high school teachers was perplexity.
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  • A reflection on Catholic education

    Catholic education – this is something I have cherished since growing up in San Francisco in the 1950s and 1960s: I graduated from St. Cecilia School, St. Rose Academy and Dominican University of California.
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  • Opportunities for forgiveness

    With all that’s going on let’s thank God for the opportunities offered daily to practice lessons of forgiveness and not judging, as found in Matthew.
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  • Ad inadvisable

    On April 16, a full-page ad ran in the Chronicle asking the pope to replace Archbishop Cordileone.
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  • Supporting the archbishop

    I am in full support of what our archbishop is trying to do. Protecting the sanctity of life and the sanctity of marriage as the guardian of life, even as the Holy Father recently pointed out in his Angelus message last Wednesday, is fundamental if we are to protect against so many degrading elements in our culture, from the Armenian genocide, to the violence among those abandoned by their fathers who hang out in the street and are caught up in the thug life, to the current push to legalize euthanasia.
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  • Thanking the auxiliaries

    Let us give thanks to our two stalwart auxiliary bishops, Most Rev. Robert McElroy and Most Rev. William Justice, who have served us constantly, faithfully and with cheerful hearts, and a sense of humor as they administered the sacrament of confirmation throughout our 90 parishes in addition to numerous social events and official engagements.
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