Yes, folks, it is that time again (trumpets blare, drums roll): The Catholic Standard Weekly Update.
The cover focuses on one of the new regional schools: St. Francis International School. This story also continues on Page 5 and 6.
We have some clergy appointments. This now seems to be a regular feature in the Standard appearing on Page 2 (inside cover).
There are some stories on the 5th Anniversary of Katrina.
Since it is Labor Day weekend, we have a couple of stories on the economy and labor.
We do have a Reflection by a retired worker on Labor Day by Bob Stewart. Mr. Stewart also wrote a piece last year. However, just like last year, the Catholic Standard left out of his biography that he was the head of Voice of the Faithful (VOTF) at Holy Trinity -- a dissident group. Of course, no one ever mentions the corruption of union leadership in their labor day messages, or how unions are big supporters of gay marriages, abortion, etc., or the violence they committed in support of Obama's Health Care Disaster. But, let's not let these little things stand in the way of a good opinion piece.
We have a good story on Lech Walesa by George Weigel.
The Standard has the center insert dealing with the Maryland Catholic Conference survey of candidates for Maryland Governor, Assembly and US Congress.
I would have thought that Fr. Daly's Parish Diary would reflect on Labor Day. Nope. He decided to step right into the NYC Mosque and as always, gets in way over his head on this and really misses the point.
- Did you see any mention of his support for the Orthodox Church which stood across the street from the WTC, which is cannot be rebuilt? Nope.
- Did you see any mention of the fact that the person who is pushing for the "mosque" wants to establish Sharia law in the US? I did not.
- Did you see any mention that there are apx. 100 mosques in NYC currently? Nope.
- Did you see any information that this person who wishes to establish the Mosque has changed his story a couple of times or that he is a slum lord. Nope.
I wonder if Fr. Daly was opposed to Disney's America?
We have an article about the County Council candidate forum sponsored by the Justice and Advocacy Council of MoCo of the Archdiocese of Washington. Our colleague over at Restore DC Catholicism was there and reported on it. There was no question and answer period, there was no mention of abortion, the strong arm tactics against pro-life centers, the opposition to tax credits for Catholic school parents, no discussion of gay marriage, etc.
Tell me, does not Social Justice apply to the unborn? Does not Social Justice call for tax relief to those parents who save MoCo millions of dollars each year who send their children to Catholic Schools? Does not Social Justice apply to pro-life centers. Yet not one word was asked of these candidates at the forum. FOR SHAME!
And you wonder why many of us do not trust the "social justice" crowd.
Finally, I found a very interesting article by Carole Norris Greene. She is on to something here that many of us see, but we really don't see. Take a look at it and let me know what you think.