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Letters to AO

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Letters from 3 to 10 April 2005

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Lost a father

Though I am not Roman Catholic, I was one of the many people who spent Friday and Saturday keeping a death watch for Pope John Paul II. While I disagreed with many of his positions, I admired him nonetheless. When I heard he had died, I mourned his passing and prayed for the repose of his soul. On Sunday, I joined my Roman Catholic brothers and sisters at Mass, sharing in their grief. I have not lost a pope. But I have lost a father. And like many of us non-Roman Catholics could probably say, I loved him too.

Anna Cleveland
All Saints Episcopal Church
Gastonia, North Carolina, USA
6 April 2005

Such Rot

Please, someone, let Sarah Lyall, who wrote the dreadful piece about the forthcoming royal wedding, know that the prayer of repentance is just the General Confession and that everyone always says it — not just the wedding guests of Charles and Camilla. Such rot we get from some of the press.

Ann Schmidt
Church of the Advent, Crestwood
St. Louis, Missouri, USA
9 April 2005

Earlier letters

We launched our 'Letters to AO' section on 11 May 2003. All of our letters are in our archives.


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