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Letter #70, 2022, Tues May 3: Francis

Father Visvaldas Kulbokas, center, serves as translator as Pope Francis and Russian President Vladimir Putin exchange gifts during a private audience at the Vatican in this July 4, 2019, file photo. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)     Letter #70, 2022, Tuesday, May 3: Francis     Today in Rome came startling news: Pope Francis, 85, said in an [...]

Letter #69, 2022, Mon May 2: Catastrophe

American economist Dr. Jeffrey Sachs, 67, who in recent days gave a long interview on the conflict in Ukraine to the Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera (text below)     Letter #69, 2022, Monday, May 2: Catastrophe     I have received a number of letters from readers asking me why I have not been writing these letters for [...]

Letter #67, 2022, Wed Apr 13: Pope’s call for a truce

    Letter #67, 2022, Wednesday, April 13: Pope's call for an Easter truce and related news...     We are now approaching the end of Lent, and Easter Sunday.     Many sorrowful events are occurring, and seem destined to continue occurring in the days ahead.     Yet, our hope is in the Lord, and in his triumph over sin and [...]

Letter #63, 2022, Mon, Apr 4: Museo della Memoria Assisi

    Truth does not become more true by virtue of the fact that the entire world agrees with it, nor less so even if the whole world disagrees with it. —Maimonides     The Archbishop of Assisi is in New York City this week to visit the Museum of Memory to highlight the lifesaving efforts made by the [...]

Letter #62, 2022, Mon, Apr 4: “We must weep on the graves”

    Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky called the atrocity that occurred in the Ukraine town of Bucha "genocide." RONALDO SCHEMIDT/AFP via Getty Images     "I am willing to do whatever needs to be done, and the Holy See, especially the diplomatic side, Cardinal Parolin and Archbishop Gallagher, are doing everything… everything possible. We cannot render public everything they [...]

Letter #61, 2022, Thur, Mar 31: Voices

    St. Benjamin, Deacon and martyr, who suffered terribly before he was martyred in Persia in 434 A.D. for preaching the Gospel. He is venerated by both the Catholic and Orthodox Churches (link)     Letter #61, 2022, Thursday, March 31: Voices     I send below some of the letters I have been receiving from readers — the "voices" of [...]

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