Friday, March 14, 2008

First up this morning is an article appearing on Catholic Exchange this morning by sometimes Requiem Press author (an all the time my youngest sister) Agnes Penny on writing letters (to the editor) as an apostolate:

At the end of the Gospel of Mark, Christ exhorts us to "Go into the whole world and preach the gospel to every creature" (Mark 16:15). However, many of us do not know how to do this. We simply don't know where to start. Some of us may be homebound and see few people outside our own families; others work and socialize with a great range of people but don't know how to bring up the subject of religion or morality tactfully.

But there is one apostolate that just about anyone can participate in — anyone capable of writing a letter.

This works-they publish your letter more often than not. In all my years writing letters to editors, only twice were they not published. I believe the two different publications (one secular and one Catholic, but having a extreme slant) were so ideological that they wouldn't allow a well-argued rebuttal to their articles-because they seldom appeared by anyone.

For the few short years I lived in Milford, MA I wrote so often, it was almost a weekly column in the local paper. It has been some years since I have written such letters-partly because I don't read much print news anymore.

In any case, read the rest.

Oremus pro invicem!

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