May 2, 2012 - The prospect of “redecorating,” or any other form of “home improvement,” generally gets me thinking, quickly, about a lengthy research trip abroad. Yet I can, and recently did, spend several pleasant hours contemplating ceramics, furniture, and—would you believe it?—wallpaper. But not at Home Depot, I quickly add; rather, in a book—“Pugin: A Gothic Passion,” published in 1994 by Yale University Press in association with London’s Victoria and Albert Museum.
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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
George Weigel’s columns attempting to link his personally extreme political stance with Catholic theology is disappointing. His constant political editorializing has no place in the Denver Catholic Register. The fact that the column is titled “The Catholic Difference” makes it all the more dubious. This column is, for the most part, a series of political editorials masquerading as religious commentary.
Weigel is right
I am an avid reader of George Weigel’s weekly “The Catholic Difference” column. He is consistently entertaining and informative. His knowledge of the Roman Catholic faith and Roman Catholic history is truly amazing. This week’s (April 25 Denver Catholic Register) column (“Rosa DeLauro, CNS and the disoriented Catholic left”) was an exceptional effort. I would assume that the column probably was not well received or appreciated by left-leaning Catholics.
In a gesture of good faith and journalistic fairness, I would encourage CNS (Catholic News Service) to invite Rep. Paul Ryan for an interview to explain and discuss his budget as it pertains to the economic/financial survival of the United States and the survival of the “eviscerated.” Perhaps, CNS could also extend an invitation to Weigel to discuss the disoriented Catholic left and Catholic subsidiarity as it applies to “the poor, the hungry, the middle class, the people who are going to be eviscerated” that have been “ignored” by Cardinal Timothy Dolan and the Catholic Church as a whole. Good luck.