Although there is a great deal of criticism of the Archdiocese of Washington DC (and rightly so), it is also important to point out something that I think is good.
I received a flier from one of the local Catholic Schools encouraging families to donate various food items, such as cereal, canned meats, canned veggies, etc. Each grade is asked to donate a particular item. For example, Eight Grade students are asked to donate canned fruits.
The items will then be donated to the local food banks.
The canned items will be "a visible sign of our faith as we prepare to welcome Pope Benedict XVI, the Shepherd of the Universal Church."
So, if you think you can spare a couple of non-perishable items, give your local Catholic school a call. They will probably be more than happy to receive the donation.
The deadline is Thursday, April 10, 2008.
Quote of the Month:
"I've got two daughters — 9 years old and 6 years old, I am going to teach them first of all about values and morals. But if they make a mistake, I don't want them punished with a baby. So it doesn't make sense to not give them information." Barack Obama