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Letters: To Catholics, it's the little things

March 13, 2013

Re "Europe is slipping away from Vatican," March 11

What we Catholics need in Europe and elsewhere is not influence or dominance. Nor do we need the pomp and ceremony of the Vatican.

We need a modest organization that shows the way with simplicity, integrity and transparency. Our great symbols are the cross, the sacraments and the Gospels of the Bible as preached everywhere. What we believe in most deeply has little to do with cardinals, the pope and splendid ceremonies.

Give me the Mass said routinely, with quiet dignity, in my parish church by a priest who knows me, and who knows the power of prayer.

Bob Doud

Glendale

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