As you have probably come to the conclusion, that I think that the Catholic Standard is only as relevant as the stories that it publishes. At the moment, it really is not relevant.
However, I think that this can change. Stories which really show how laws affect us living our faith (positive and negative), legislators who hurt us in allowing us to practice our faith or issues (listing those who voted against spending for Catholic education, for example), etc. The stories are just to bland, to boring, to late and in some instances, inaccurate.
For example, why did it take over three weeks for the story on the abortion by the Richmond Catholic Charities to get into the paper? What is our Diocese doing to ensure that this will not happen here?
Why don't we list lawmakers who did not vote for pro-Catholic school legislation?
Why did we praise a politician who was pro-abortion and who voted for a law that could force Catholic schools to hire transsexuals? Yet, made no mention of those facts were made or a note to correct it.
I want to hear from the people of the Archdiocese of Washington DC and have posted a survey on this issue.
If you are not from this Archdiocese, I would kindly ask if you would refrain from voting. (Honor system in effect.)
I will keep this unscientific poll open until August 5th.
If you would like to comment on this poll, please do so.