Saturday, October 24, 2009

Catholic Standard Weekly Update

Well, folks, I have been remiss in my Catholic Standard weekly update.

This week the Standard seems a little thinner than normal. Not certain if it due to reduced ads, or just not much happening. However, here is a summary for you.

The cover story is on the 150th Anniversary of St. Aloysius. We also have the blessing of the new vestibule at St. George's in Southern Maryland. There was also the blessing of a new room in St. Patrick's downtown.

Page 3 has an article and advertisement on "The People's Rally" against same-sex marriages. The only problem is that this has come out so late. It is hard to plan these things at the last minute. Come on guys.

A story from Catholic News Service states "USCCB officials say problems remain in health bill." Yea, like the whole damn concept.

The Archdiocesan Legal Network celebrated their 20th Anniversary.

We have an advertisement from Stone Ridge, which is a regular advertiser. You remember them, they invited former Lt. Gov. Townsend, a pro-abortion and pro-gay marriage person to speak at one of the graduations a couple of years ago. And who did the school blame for the bad publicity...why it was the protesters and those against the visit and making things difficult for the students. Gee, who invited who. (Now, I do not know if the same school officials are there are not. So, please correct if I am wrong.)

The Insight Column discusses funding of abortion in the health care reform package. I have a much more basic question: Will this really give us better healthcare? Personally, I doubt it and will cost us much more in the long run.

Blessed Sacrament parish hosts a bone marrow drive for Zach Balog. Pro-Life in action.

We have one story on the welcoming of our Anglican brothers and sisters back into the family of our Catholic faith (should they wish to join) and one on the Joint Declaration of Justification with Lutherans.

The Standard recognizes the 5th Anniversary of the death of Cardial Hickey, as well as, the death of Fr. Twohig. Fr. Twohig served in various parishes and at Gallard University.

Now, remember, your parish pays to have the Standard (whether they like it or not), so pick up a copy and drop a little in the plate for it.

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