September 23, 2016

Letters to the Editor

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Series on 20th-century Church is informative, reader notes

When I receive The Criterion, the first thing I read is the Perspectives column about the 20th-century Church written by Editor Emeritus John F. Fink.

These articles are a quick read and informative.

The whole series on Church history would make an excellent book—set up just as it is in The Criterion—to be added to any Catholic person’s library.

- Sylvia Jurgonski | Terre Haute
 

Living by example is the best lesson we can share with our children

At the top of each new chapter page of my Latin I book in high school was a different motto. Chapter one told us “experientia docet”—“Experience is the best teacher.”

The letter-writer’s response in the Sept. 9 issue of The Criterion to Father Tad Pacholczyk’s column on “Talking to kids about porn and human sexuality” was a refreshing new perspective that living by example in every aspect of our lives is the best teacher for our children.

At 68 years of age, I reflected on what examples I set for my own child. I also thought about the old adage, “You’re never too old to learn.”

Thanks to the letter writer and the editors of The Criterion for sharing!

- Alice Price | Indianapolis

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