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Frank Rycyk

Jefferson City

Dear Editor:

I am pleased to read that the Diocese of Jefferson City has recently ordained four primarily Spanish-speaking deacons. This is part of their Hispanic ministry.

It is easy for us to grow impatient with people whose language skills are less than perfect. Learning a new language, however, takes time.

According to Tamar Jacoby, in “Reinventing the Melting Pot,” full English-language competency often takes several generations.

I commend the work of the diocese in helping to bring people together.

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