I recently wrote an article offering a different approach to communicating with Mormons. Instead of the often confrontational stance of trying to prove their theology wrong on biblical grounds, or, even less effective, mocking their unusual beliefs, I suggested Catholics work within a paradigm of hospitality and empathy, inviting LDS members into their home, feeding them, graciously listening to them, and then, if appropriate, providing a few pointed critiques of their beliefs. One gentleman, a senior LDS leader in Australia with a sterling academic portfolio, didn’t like my article, and contacted me personally to make his criticisms known. The interaction

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