Last year at this time, the Catholic blogging community was up in arms over the fact that Cookie and Steve Roberts were to be given an award by Support Our Aging Religious (SOAR).
In addition, we discovered that Archbishop Wuerl was right there honoring them -- although SOAR, the Catholic Standard and his PR person -- all attempted to hide the fact.
Nevertheless, the truth did come out (and still we have not forgotten this Cardinal-elect Wuerl).
It was not only a wake up call but a real black eye on an organization that can do some good.
Well, look at what a year does for an organization.
First, they have a new president. The past president has stepped down. Second, the people/groups who will receive this year's awards have not (at least as I an tell) publicly criticized The Holy Father and Church teaching. (But I may be wrong on that matter.)
What a difference a year makes.