The form below can be used to submit a letter to the editor. Our Letters Policy explains the Catholic Courier’s philosophy on providing a forum for reader opinion and is supplemented by the following guidelines:
- Please respond to published articles as soon as possible to ensure that your response will remain timely.
- Please direct your comments to our readers, not to public figures or officials (i.e., no “open letters”).
- Please avoid long quotations; instead tell readers where to find passages of interest.
- Please do not send us copies of letters you also have sent to other publications.
- To avoid confusion, please do not focus your letters on other media’s reporting that our readers may not have seen.
- Please do not submit poems as or within letters to the editor; we do not publish poetry.
- Please note that we reserve the right to edit letters and to decide when, how and whether to publish them.
The Catholic Courier wishes to provide space for readers throughout the diocese to express opinions on all sides of the issues. We welcome original, signed letters about current issues in church life.
Although we cannot publish every letter we receive, we seek, insofar as possible, to provide a balanced representation of expressed opinions and a variety of reflections on life in the church. We will choose letters for publication based on likely reader interest, timeliness and a sense of fair play. Our discerning readers may determine whether to agree or disagree with the letter writers’ opinions.
Letters must not exceed 250 words. Anonymous letters and the use of pseudonyms are unacceptable. We reserve the right to edit letters for length, legal and other concerns. With respect to errors in submitted text, we will correct spelling only.