Monday, June 8, 2009

Catholic Standard - Weekly Update

First, apologies to all those who read this blog on a regular basis. I have been quite busy with work and a number of personal matters. This may continue for the next few weeks, but hopefully not.

Well, this week's Catholic Standard has a number of articles. In taking a quick glance through, nothing which gives me indigestion.

The key one is he large number of retirements and transfers of priests in the Archdiocese. I am always fascinated to read about many of our younger priests who come from a different occupation before hearing God's call.

In addition, we have a story on the ordination of Fr. Andrew Daly and his father Deacon Michael Daly. Reminds me of Bishop Knestout. Ad Multos Annos!

Congratulations to Fr. Patrick McCaffrey who celebrates his 50th Anniversary as a priest.

We have the articles on Miguel Diaz's nomination as the US Ambassador to the Vatican, another story on abortionist Tillman, and one on Judge Sotomayor.

Although the article on Sotomayor states:

Although critics of Obama were quick to decry Sotomayor as "a liberal activist," her judicaial record does not reflect that approach on issues including religious liberty and restrictions on federal funding being use for abortions.

Do you really think that the Most Merciful, Lord High Barack Obama would choose someone who is not pro-abortion for the court. It is a litmus test for him and the Democratic Party. Give me a break. Rush Limbaugh pegged her as a stealth judge, years ago for this. I trust his judgement before that of the Catholic News Service.

We say good bye to St. Mary, Star of the Sea School in Indian Head. It is closing as part of closing of Catholic schools in Charles County. I am waiting for the shoe to drop here in Montgomery and PG Country later this year and early next.

Oh, and since every parish is required to have a number of copies (whether they like it or not), pick up your copy on Sunday, if you don't subscribe.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Here is a request:

Can you give us a scorecard on which schools were closed and which ones are on the chopping block? A mini chart?

Plus, can you let us know if whether or not any parishes are targeted for closure? Remember, Wuerl performed a vanishing act with 118 parishes in the Pittsburgh area. Do he do encores?

Furthermore, do you know if any church property in the miscellaneous department is up for sale?

While in Pittsburgh, Wuerl even sold a sizable patch of Catholic cemetary property to the masons (North Side Catholic Cemetery.) The masons bought the cemetery property for the sole purpose of building their new headquarters there.

This brings us to the next question:

Being that it is an excommunicable sin to join the masons, is it or is it not a sin to do business with them and sell Catholic property to them?

Could a bishop morally sell church property to wealthy Satanic worshippers? What about cults that do bizarre rituals? What about abortion groups? Isn't it an act of scandalizing the weak when you sell church property to a group under excommunication?