Feb 252009

To the Editor:

Friends, the article by Dr. Keith Soko  is AN OPINION PIECE. As a dedicated reader of the diocesan newspaper, I turn to the opinion page first. I look forward to reading Father Richard McBrien’s column; I appreciate that he frequently expresses in a clear and thoughtful manner some of my own  opinions. I enjoy the sense of discovery that comes from reading someone else’s take on an issue.

I have now read two weeks worth of disappointing responses to Dr. Soko’s article  on EWTN. As I see it, we are called to live a life that will bring us closer to God and which, by our example, will bring others closer to God. We have available many assists for this journey. What helps increase your faith may have little meaning for me.

EWTN simply does not provide me spiritual nourishment that I cannot get elsewhere — and more actively. I also believe that because the Lord created us in his image, our ability to reason and discern play a part in our journey. If you think about it, being a pre-Vatican II Catholic was fairly easy: expectations were clear and there was no opportunity to question.

We are all called to be priest, prophet and king. It is not a requirement that we accept the offerings of EWTN.

Emily Dauscher


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