Letters, Apr. 12, 1971

Presumptuous Intercession?

Sir: As a Roman Catholic, as a supporter of the free expression of ideas, and as a believer in the virginity of Mary, I offer Ti-Grace Atkinson my apologies for the outlandish behavior of Patricia Buckley Bozell [March 22]. Never before has the Virgin Mary required the use of arms—or hands—to defend her. Mrs. Bozell was rather presumptuous to think that Mary now needed her intercession.

RICHARD J. ORLOSKI Ithaca, N.Y.

Sir: Both Ti-Grace Atkinson and Mrs. Bozell have missed the point. As every Spirit-filled Christian (man or woman) knows, nothing is more...

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