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Dear Deacon Ralph,

Thank you for the opportunity to review your “homily pearls” and your book Heart to Heart with God. I am so pleased to offer this brief commendation:

Deacon Ralph Torrelli, whom I have known for 16 years, speaks with a pastoral heart and deep love for Christ and His Church. I welcome his online homily service, As Pope Francis calls those of us who preach to embrace the "Joy of the Gospel," I anticipate that this resource will be a great help!

Thank you for writing and letting me know about the great work you are doing. You are in my prayers.


Sincerely yours in our Lord,

+ Most Reverend Joseph E. Kurtz, DD

Archbishop of Louisville

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