This issue, on the front page, featured an account of the first Tridentine Mass offered at the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in decades. I was unable to attend, but appreciate seeing the pictures of the obvious reverence.
I was a tad disappointed to see the "Catholic News Service" piece about the service for the West Virginia miners. The disappointing element, of course, was the inappropriate prominence afforded to Barack HUSSEIN Obama and Joe Biden. The only photo in that article was of them. Yes, they are the President and Vice President respectively, but they're also men who've used their high offices and influence to promote baby-murder.
The bulk of that article seems to have been devoted to Obama's address. Well, let's look at that, shall we? He quotes "from emails and letters" that plead "don't let it happen again" (as though the Messiah Most Miserable is actually divine in nature). Needless to say, it's a shameless plug for more governmental regulation in matters about which it knows absolutely nothing.
Here is a matter, though, about which the President can, and should act to prevent. I speak of the slaughter, to the tune of 3500 each day, of unborn children via abortion. "Don't let it happen again"? This president is hell-bent on making certain that not only does it happen again, but with much more ease and frequency than ever before! How dare he and Joe Biden shed crocodile tears over the 29 miners, while at the same time pronouncing death over millions of innocent children?
Why, oh why, do the Catholic News Service and the Catholic Standard insist on celebrating these individuals? Well, there is some improvement. In previous years, this article would have occupied the front page and the Tridentine Mass would have been on the last pager. This is progress.