Thanks for Messenger


To the Editor:
It was a refreshing treat to read The Catholic Messenger this week (July 19) issue. So many good things:
First, the front page photo and story about Msgr. Marvin Mottet meeting President Obama caught my eye. Right on, Marv! I’m proud of my kinfolk.  I hope the jobs creation project is successful.
Next, the stem cell research story contained a lot of good information. It is good to see people of various backgrounds supporting this research.
On page 3 I was excited to read about the national priests’ conference encouraging the spirit of Vatican II and promoting work to keep alive the vision of the council. This is a cause dear to my heart, and this article really gave me hope that the Church can fan the flame that burned so brightly when Vatican II ended.
On page 5 I award four stars to newly ordained Father Corey Close for his humble and inspiring story of his feelings on his ordination. May God always keep you close in love, Fr. Corey.
On page 8, Father Robert Barron had an excellent essay reminding us as Americans to watch ourselves, to keep from thinking we are God’s gift to the world, and to keep our Christianity from being confused with patriotism.
And last but not least, Frank Wessling’s good editorial about rain. Food for thought there.
To the editor and all the staff: give yourselves a pat on the back for an outstanding issue.
Teresa Mottet

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