Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Catholic Standard Weekly Update

Let the trumpets blare...it is that time again for the Catholic Standard Weekly Update.

This week, the Standard once again covered Catholic Schools week, with a number of stories on some of the events at the schools around the Archdiocese.

We also saw coverage of the Cardinal's new book: "The Mass: The Glory, The Mystery, The Tradition." I was hoping to get a copy of it to review but I guess it got lost in the mail.

We also have continuing coverage from the March for Life.

We also see a section highlighting those priests and religious for celebrating anniversary's ranging from 25 years to 60 years. Congratulations and thank you.

However, I did note an interesting editorial this week entitled: Threats to religious freedom, close to home. It focuses on the various attacks on Catholic institutions over the last year or so: Holy Cross Hospital attempting to expand, the attack on pro-life pregnancy centers and the DC City Council legalizing same-sex marriages.

This is good and a step in the right direction. However, the ending of the editorial was weak. It does not ask the faithful to do anything more than "not to forget the importance of religious freedom."

No suggestions for action. Nothing about Catholic politicians who flaunt Catholic teaching. Nothing.

Someone told me once that the newspaper of an Archdiocese or Diocese reflects the personality and direction of the bishop. How true this is with the Catholic Standard.

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