Monday, April 26, 2010

Catholic Standard Weekly Update - Part 1

Well folks, it has been quite a while that I have put together one of these.

So, here are some items...

The Archbishop visited with Pope Benedict as part of the Papal Foundation visit.

Congratulations to the Mount Calvary students who participated in the College of Southern Maryland Robotic Challenge. They were awarded the 2010 Community Award.

We mourn the loss of Sgt Hector Ayala of the Montgomery County Police Department, who died in the line of duty. Please keep him and his family in your prayers.

Catholic Charities to celebrate the 25th Annual Gala (and for those of you it Takoma Park, it is a fundraiser). Yes, you remember them, they recently honored the head of the Catholic Campaign for Humand Development with an award. Makes you wonder if they really deserve another 25 years.

The Catholic Business Network of MoCo presented scholarships to 12 young men and woman. Congratulations!

The Standard this week did something that I have been advocating for almost two years: Let everyone know which politiican did or did not support our efforts.

This week, they identified every member of the Maryland House Ways and Means Committee who did or did not support BOAST. It is about time all of our readers know who was there for us, and who was not. And if you looked closely, everyone one who voted against BOAST -- with the exception of one -- was a Democrat.

In the next installment, we will let you know what was not reported.

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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