Friday, June 25, 2010

Catholic Network of Volunteer Services (CNVS) - A Follow-up

Well, you got to give the CNVS folks some credit.

Our colleagues at Restore DC Catholicism announced a protest of their dinner with Chris "I Get a Tingle up my Leg" Matthews, as the headline speaker. When they arrived at the Franciscan Monastery, there was no one there.

So, what does it say about CNVS:

1. They realized that this was not a good situation -- either they would have to admit that they supported the views of Chris Matthews or dis-invite him because of his this pro-abortion, pro-gay, and womyn priest support.
2. They realized that a protest would put them in a bad light with BB&T Bank, whom they probably get some funding from.
3. There were probably some members of the clery (like a Bishop?) who probably attended the dinner. And this would not look very good, esp. if it was plastered all over YouTube.

So, what did they do, they probably moved the even to some other location.

First, you got to give them credit for it. Someone was using their head. Since you had to purchase a ticket, it was easy to contact everyone and let them know of the move.

However, and more important, what does this say about CVNS -- if they were really, really convinced that they were doing the right thing, why didn't they stand firm.

So, if you attended the function, I would love to hear from you. Where did it take place? Did Mr. Matthews speak? Was there mention of the protest? Did they have a good laugh over the whole thing?

Oh, and to CNVS, we would love to hear from you. In fact, if you write to me, I will even post your response word for word. And I won't shift websites on you either.

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