Wednesday, August 27, 2008

A couple of follow-up items...

First, the Catholic Standard (My Catholic Standard) devoted quite a bit of print to the opening of Catholic schools, as well as, some issues which will affect the larger Catholic community (for example, the use of Yahweh in songs and prayers). This is a nice change considering that other than the Papal Visit, the Standard has seemed to focus on the promotion of pro-abortion politicians and had fully become just another way for the Office of Communications to reach the Catholic population.

Oh, don't get me wrong. Susan Gibbs will continue to use it as such, but it was nice to see that not all of the articles were a "Special to the Standard."

There were a number of articles on new principals, new teachers, etc. There was even an article on two Catholic school principals who are married two each other. They first met as teachers in Catholic school. (They seem like a nice couple -- I wish them the best.)

Of course, we cannot forget that seven Catholic schools were closed. No matter what the spin put out by the Archdiocese, Superintendent Weitzel-O'Neill et al., this was a terrible thing.

Oh, and did you notice, that there was a new Executive Director of the Consortium of Catholic Academies?

There was a nice article about Harold "Hal" Gordon of Holy Comforter-St. Cyprian who died on August 5th. I work with one of parishioners from that parish and she only could say good things about him.

Second, the Archdiocese of Washington has updated their on-line directory. There are now a number of names with email addresses and phone numbers attached to the various offices. About time.


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