Sunday, September 13, 2009

Catholic Standard - Weekly Update

Well folks, after letting my subsciption lapse, I headed over to the parish and picked up a copy. Yes, I did drop a little extra in the basket this week to cover the cost.


It seems that the Catholic Standard did not report on the Archbishop of Washington DC, Donald Wuerl paying honor to John Sweeney (AFL-CIO), on Sept. 2nd. Georgetown University honored Mr. Sweeney with a Doctor of Laws degree.

I mean there was enough time to get it in the Catholic Standard this week. I mean, it is published on the Sept. 10th. The event took place on the evening of the 2nd.

Oh, I understand, we don't want to publish such things after the Archbishop made the pronouncement that Catholic Universities should work with the head of the diocese on whom they honor.

Oh, I understand that we don't want to publish such things, since the Archbishop thru his spokesperson, stood up (rather weakly I must say) against the Most Merciful, Lord High Barack Obama at Notre Dame.

Oh, I understand, we really don't want to make the Archbishop look hypocritical in front of the faithful.

Now, back to the news that was deemed worthy to print...

We continue to see stories on the Opportunity Scholarships. Personally, you have to give the Archidocese credit on trying but I think that it is a lost cause.

We have a full page on what guides decisions on a Catholic funeral from CNS.

There is a very moving story about Codi Nicole Alexander, a young lady who died recently. It talks about her standing up for her pro-life views and her work in her parish. May she rest in peace. May God comfort those who mourn her loss.

Stories continue about school openings, at the elementary level, as well as, the college level (CUA in this instance), including the new preschool at St. Elizabeth's.

There is a bit about HS sports, highlighting DeMatha's football team.

Finally, a story about the death of Terry Schiavo's father, Robert Schindler.

Remember to pick up a copy of the Catholic Standard at your parish, because they are obligated to take a number of copies each and every week.


Janet Baker said...

I'm afraid you forgot about the CNS fluff piece that tried to obfuscate the concerns about Ted Kennedy's lavish funeral. They kept blathering on and on about the impossibility of knowing the state of his soul and thus the need to give the benefit of doubt and allow a Catholic funeral. However, that was not the isssue. The concerns surrounded the bestowal of a public funeral where his memory was lavished with honor. That's the problem, but they conveniently glossed over that teensy detail.

Anonymous said...

A Priest has said it all concerning Kennedy, "God shows mercy on earth, justice in Heaven".