Letters to the Editor for May 22, 2016

Published on May 11th, 2016 by Our Sunday Visitor Catholic Publishing Company | 0

With Our Sunday Visitor, there are so many ways to make your voice heard. We want to hear from you! Join the conversation today. On Facebook: www.osv.com/osvnews On Twitter: @OSVNews On Instagram: @OurSundayVisitor On our website: OSVNews.com In print: osvletters@osv.com Witnesses to love Re: “Nine witnesses to the beauty of the domestic church” (Openers, May 8). It must be difficult to write an article week after week, yet on occasion, I witness the essence of just what our Lord was all about: love. Love each other, he said, like he loves us. Christianity, our Church and our faith depend on God’s love, and in this world of indifference and confusion, only love remains clear, as 2,000 years ago our Savior gave us everlasting example of a true heart. There is no doubt that our Church and our faith are being tested in this age, and to me, only love will provide the solution to get us through. Gretchen R. Crowe, in her article, exposed her heart to a family that causes her to exemplify love to the readers of Our Sunday Visitor. I pray we take heed and accept the antidote given by our Jesus and reminded to us by Gretchen through this wonderful family. — Les Johnson , Akron, Ohio Catholic charities Re: “Looking for a faithful charitable cause?” (Special section, May 1). Men and women, not charities, are created equal. I doubt that those listed all met the criteria for giving. The rule of thumb is that 90 percent of funds should go directly to that charity. A director of one charity listed had a salary of $400,000. Another had fundraising and administrative costs that exceeded 20 percent. Inefficient! The internet can help find charities and give you info on their efficiency. The OSV financial adviser says 50 percent of giving should go to your parish, then support legal systems protecting our rights in court — remembering the poor, of course. Catholic Medical Mission Board was rated highly. Give — but give wisely. — Joe Scalise , Kenneth Square, Pennsylvania Top-Viewed Articles The most popular stories on OSV.com this week included: 1. ‘We pray with our whole person’ (Faith, May 15) 2. Honor thy Mother (In Focus, May 8) 3. The power of novenas (In Focus, May 11, 2014) 4. Motherly wisdom from Blessed Teresa (Faith, May 13, 2012) 5. ‘Choosing’ gender ignores truth of human person (News Analysis, May 8) 6. Mary helps women become the mothers they truly can be (Faith, May 12, 2013) 7. Secular groups decry porn’s harmful effects (News Analysis, May 15) 8. Living the Year of Mercy (In Focus, Dec. 6, 2015) 9. At the Milk Grotto, ‘evidence that there is God’ (Feature, Dec. 20, 2015) 10. The Church’s wisdom (Editorial, May 15)