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Mr. Bill Berry from San Diego wrote to complain about congregations burdened with stewardship talks during the homily at Mass. He ...
I’ve been evangelizing prisoners and writing about evangelization and apologetics for 22 years, beginning while still a catechumen (“Faith...
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I am a conservative Catholic who reads This Rock regularly. Most of the time I agree with what I read, but I strongly disagree with Michelle...
I am a new subscriber to This Rock, and I’ve found it to be very interesting reading. I would like to add a comment to Peggy Frye’s excellent...
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While you normally do an excellent job in your Quick Questions section, I disagreed with your reply in March to the following query (page 43...