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To the editors:

I was appalled by the inflammatory and obscene letter which appeared in your July 7 edition of the Reader, allegedly written by a "longtime employee of the Diocese of Chicago." The fact that you would print an anonymous letter is, in my mind, a dubious editorial practice. Let me suggest that the real motive of your correspondent was to foster misunderstanding and hostility within the Diocese by portraying the Staff and the Bishop as contemptuous of those who hold traditional views with respect to liturgy and church order. As Bishop, I am called upon to minister to a wide diversity of persons holding a number of points of view and to regard them all as integral members of one household. Regardless of what your correspondent may think or hope for, this is precisely what I, along with my staff, intend to do.

The Rt. Rev. Frank T. Griswold, III

Bishop of Chicago

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