It is most unfortunate that Paul Olijar, who wrote the letter “Heresy” (May 26), left the Catholic Church for any reason. Obviously, he never had a knowledgeable understanding or appreciation of the immeasurable gift of love God bestowed upon him.
It is apparent that Mr. Olijar has, sadly, been misled into a multitude of untrue and unfair assumptions against Catholicism.
In his letter, he falsely accused me of defending the worship of Mary, but I will not attempt to address his misguided, outrageous ranting. I seriously doubt anything I say could dissuade Olijar from his hatred.
However, the catechism of the Catholic Church would easily answer all of his questions and misunderstandings. I pray he will consider reading it.
We all should trust in Jesus Christ, in his one, holy, Catholic and apostolic church and in sacred Scripture. We should love — honor, not worship — Jesus' mother, as he did. This is not heresy, Mr. Olijar. This is the fullness of truth.
The Protestant Deformation is heresy.
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