That's about the size of it! Two weeks ago the Catholic Standard buried this blurb towards the back of the print edition when the first few videos were released. Today I received the August 27th edition. Bearing in mind that this is the first edition out since the massive Planned Parenthood protests this past Saturday, with 70 thousand pro-lifers in over 300 cities participating. It was the largest protest of Planned Parenthood in history. Yet not one peep was uttered in today's rag, even though two of the protest locations were within the boundaries of the Archdiocese of Washington. Today we got to read how interesting Pope Francis is because he had a parakeet as a boy and some other silly drivel, but what did we hear about the massive protest effort this past weekend? Zero-zip-nada! This is why many faithful Catholics have long ago ceased to regard the Catholic Standard as a reliable source of relevant Catholic news. Long-time readers might recall that the many failures of the Standard were motivating factors behind the start of this blog.
When I said in the title that the Archdiocese of Washington made its mind known regarding the video, I was not being facetious. Their silence is most telling of their obvious indifference to the sale of murder victims.
With a few noteworthy exceptions, this silence of the shepherds has become the trend. I list the exceptions below, regretting that this list isn't as long as it should be.
- Bishop Thomas Paprocki of Springfield IL has called for a "day of national humiliation, fasting and prayer" to beg God's forgiveness as a nation.
- Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone led the San Francisco protest.
- Bishop David Ricken of Green Bay WI was at the Planne Parenthood of Grand Chute event
- Bishop Thomas Tobin of Providence RI spoke at the local event.
- Bishop Michael Burbidge of the Diocese of Raleigh (NC) had this to say to his diocese
This list should be a LOT longer! If I missed any bishop, please advise via comments.