Re: “Vatican snuffs out a breath of fresh air” (June 10). Maureen Dowd’s claim that the Vatican is trying to send women back to the Dark Ages would not be taken seriously by anyone who has even a faint acquaintance with the modern Church. The columnist has mixed in a number of unrelated issues in her effort to portray the treatment of this book as a silencing of some sort.

Full League letter from Chronicle Herald, June 14 2012