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Spiritual bouquet.

Being a member of the Byzantine Catholic Church, I was a little upset when I read "Two rites make a wrong" (Sounding Board, August). Eastern Catholics pray very differently from the churches mentioned, yet we are not a source of division.

I cannot understand how diversity causes disunity. We stand to represent many voices of the universal Catholic faith. The church is one in diversity whether it be a guitar Mass, a more traditional Mass, or an Eastern liturgy. In diversity we have unity and strength.

Remember that Blessed John XXIII said the church must be a garden to be cultivated. In a garden there are many different plants yet still one garden. There must be room for all expressions of the liturgy in the faith, and God bless those who seek out the best expression of prayer for themselves.

Deacon Nicholas A. Daddona

Baldwin, N.Y.

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Title Annotation:you may be right: letters
Author:Daddona, Nicholas A.
Publication:U.S. Catholic
Article Type:Letter to the editor
Date:Nov 1, 2009
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