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Letters to AO

EVERY WEEK WE PUBLISH a selection of letters we receive in response to something you've read at Anglicans Online. Stop by and have a look at what other AO readers are thinking.

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Letters from 19 to 25 September 2011

Like all letters to the editor everywhere, these letters express the opinions of the writers and not Anglicans Online. We publish letters that we think will be of interest to our readers, whether we agree with them or not. If you'd like to write a letter of your own, click here.

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The curse of blogs is that they must always say something new?

While I understand why you might well ponder the future of your letters section, I plead for its continued existence, even if it does not contain contributions each week. There are many, I am sure, who welcome the opportunity to read your readers' thoughts without resorting to too many blogs etc.
I rely on Anglicans Online for measured and sensible thoughts and I have found that your correspondents (when they do correspond) usually reflect these qualities too.

Who knows when there will be a raft of letters on a topic or in response to one of your excellent articles?

Richard Murray
Senior Chaplain, RMIT University & St Albans Parish, North Melbourne
Melbourne, Victoria, AUSTRALIA
19 September 2011

Don't forget Berkeley Heights

I have to ask: is the clover, on your cover of Sept 19, collected 10-12-19, collected in Bernardsville, New Jersey? I grew up near there, which is why I ask. I never see those names - Bernardsville, Basking Ridge, Millington NJ - in the Anglican blogosphere. So, thanks for your patience.

Lois Keen
Grace Episcopal, Norwalk
Norwalk, Connecticut, USA
20 September 2011

(Editor: Yes.)

We're already quite disturbed; it's not a problem

I hesitate to disturb you in pondering mode, but I sincerely hope that you will not dispense with the Letters section of the Anglicans Online site. It's the first thing I turn to after reading the opening essay!

Please leave it in situ. Thank you.

Rene Jamieson
St. John's Cathedral, Diocese of Rupert's Land
Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA
20 September 2011

(Editor: Thank you for helping it be nonblank.)

Computers, like life, can be a mystery

I do not know why you did not receive letters this past week. I, for one, wrote a short message to you. Apparently it has wondered off into the NETherworld.

Regardless, I greatly enjoy reading those sent in by others and writing occasionally myself.

Steven Rindahl
Chapel of Christ the King (
Fort Jackson, South Carolina, USA
21 September 2011

(Editor: We run our own computers and our own ISP, so we're pretty puzzled ourselves.)

We learn more about Anglican doctrine every day, too

I Like this site. In fact, I am in love with it. It's made me know more about Anglican doctrine.

I want to know the stand of Anglicans on gay priests?

Is there any Anglican cable station?

St Michael's Anglican Church (Diocese of Ifo)

Ifo, Ogun State, NIGERIA
23 September 2011

(Editor: Different Anglicans will have different stands on gay priests. We do not know of any Anglican cable station or satellite channel.)

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Earlier letters

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