Howard Lincoln of the Sacred Heart had a mass for people with special needs


A priest who welcomed all

I have a daughter who has special needs and taking her to church has been very difficult. Afterwards, Monsignor Howard Lincoln began the Special Needs Mass, allowing anyone caring for children or adults with special needs to come to church.

No priest had done this before. He got married and he shouldn’t be condemned. We are not judge and party – it depends on God himself.

I am a Catholic and was unable to attend church until Bishop Lincoln opened the Special Needs Mass.

Sandra was always there to welcome the families. no matter what others may think. It gave mothers like me time to go to church with our children and not be ashamed. To those who are now protesting against the life of Monsignor: It is none of their business. God is in charge.

Diane Obitz, Rancho Mirage

I sold the Taylor house

In Steven Keylon’s column on Marilyn Monroe, he said that as an architectural historian he sifts through widely accepted facts to find they are fiction. However, his example shows that his sieve was broken.

He used the Elizabeth Taylor house as an example, but he never contacted me, and I am the real estate agent who sold the house three times, advertised as affectionately known as the Elizabeth Taylor house.

If he had called me, I would have told him the facts. Mike Todd and Elizabeth Taylor had a lease with an option to purchase the house when Mr. Todd tragically died in a plane crash. Ms Taylor then moved out, but she was so in love with the house that years later while I was selling it, the president of her company came to see her on her behalf and spoke about his purchase of the house.

In the end, she decided not to do it, but her lawyer gave me permission to announce it as “officially known as House Elizabeth Taylor”. I agree that there are many other myths when it comes to stars associated with houses. He just picked the wrong one and didn’t do his research.

Scott Lyle, Palm Springs

Sacred Heart, let’s move on

Howard Lincoln deserves our love and gratitude for his extraordinary 20 years of service to our community as pastor of the largest parish in the desert, but he should have known that his decision to marry immediately after his retirement would put the new pastor on the back burner. heart of a controversy. that he did not create.

It would have been more respectful for Mr. Lincoln to wait a month or so and then go more leisurely to sunset with his new wife. We wish him good luck, but also open our hearts and minds to Pastor Elder as he establishes his ministry. It is time to move on.

Peter Asten, Rancho Mirage

Darwin at work

These people who are rabid anti-vaccines and rabid anti-masks, despite the overwhelming evidence of the benefits to themselves and to humanity in general, make me think that COVID is just a natural way to drain the disease. shallow end of the gene pool.

Tod Sperling, Rancho Mirage

Unnecessary loneliness

In the July 12 edition of The Desert Sun, letters to editor Louise Wooler, the same woman cited in a previous article, further expresses its sadness as well as its criticisms by Monsignor Howard Lincoln, priest at the Church of the Sacred Heart, on his recent marriage.

Bishop Lincoln more than adequately kept his vows for many, many years as a priest. As it was recited, it was extremely popular and also extremely useful to his church and the surrounding community.

What advantage is gained if he retires to a house for old priests and sits among old men being alone? As a retired priest, he no longer serves as a priest and no longer serves the public.

So what’s the point, Mrs. Wooler?

Frank A. Simonetti, Palm Desert

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