Well folks, it is that time of the week...
The cover of the Standard has a wonderful photo of the Pontifical Solemn High Mass offered at the Basilica of the National Shrine. It is really beautiful.
This issue highlights the Year of the Priest, with a number of stories on priests in this diocese, such as Msgr. Charles Parry and Fr. Mario Dorsonville.
Fr. Patrick Smith is highlighted in First Person and Fr. Daly in the Parish Diary.
We have an interesting story about Fr. Leo Patalinghug (Mt. St. Mary's Seminary) who was at the Boy Scout/Girl Scout retreat. Fr. Leo seems to be best known for the throw-down with Bobby Flay (Food Network). But uses food, to get the message of daily prayer across. (Hey, I like that one -- food and prayer -- spiritual and physical.)
We have an article on prayer for Black Catholic vocations. There is also an article on the DC Hood - a b-ball team made up of priests and seminarians.
The back page story recounts the death of JPII and the election of Pope Benedict XVI.
Tomorrow, a short story from one of my readers on CUA.