First, we had Msgr. Enzler (who does a very nice radio spot for Catholic Cemeteries) on the Board of Directors. But that was quickly washed from the SOAR site. Second, I was very concerned that Archbishop Wuerl would honor them.
When the event took place, the Catholic Standard reported that Archbishop Wuerl presented a check to the a group of religious before the annual SOAR (Support our Aging Religious) Dinner. However, the Catholic Standard was very careful NOT to say (1) who the honorees were and (2) did not come out and say if he actually attended the dinner.
However, he did attend the dinner honoring pro-abortionists and pro-gay media personalities Cokie and Steve Roberts and gave the opening blessing.
You see, the Stone Ridge A Capella Group sang at the dinner. Ms. Claire Hackett of the (Stone Ridge) Journalism Club reported in the HERE AND NOW (The Stone Ridge Newsletter) on Dec. 10, 2009:
Before they sang, Archbishop Wuerl opened the event with a prayer, Mark Russell emceed and made the guests laugh...
Here is an image from that newsletter:
FOR SHAME ARCHBISHOP WUERL!
BTW, I did download a copy of the Newsletter, so even if it taken off of the web, I have it. Any blogger who wishes to use this story and would like a copy of the newsletter, just needs to ask and give credit to this blog.