To the editor:
Kudos to the Catholic Courier for its 20-page special section (May 2008), an appropriate tribute to the men and women of the Rochester Diocese who have served the Church as priests, permanent deacons, and women religious, at home and perhaps far from it, for these many years.
They are to be lauded for prevailing against a variety of adversities such as rejection, isolation, separation from familiar associations, and misunderstandings.
A priest whom I have especially admired since I first knew him as a young man is the controversial Father Charles E. Curran, who this year observes his 50th year as a loyal priest, working far from his native home.
I find his recently published memoir to reveal him to be a loyal and committed Catholic, humble, unassuming, mature, faithful, hopeful, and eminently honest, as he continues on life’s pilgrimage.
E. Leo McMannus
Sail Pointe Circle