Remember this? From last month? The ad still appears; I'm speaking of the January 28th edition. It's on page 15, bottom left. What are these people thinking? The Catholic Standard is ostensibly the official news outlet of the Archdiocese of Washington; it should exude the Faith from every square inch of the paper. Instead, for the sake of advertising revenue, it takes on the stench of immorality. I hope that's not what Pope Francis meant when he talked of taking on the "smell of the sheep".
Parents, my post title should be taken seriously. Perhaps you might have thought that you wouldn't have to screen a Catholic publication for objectionable content before your children read it, as you might have to if something was bought at a convenience store. Who could blame you? After all, it is a church publication, right? At one time, that assumption would have been sound, but thanks to the Catholic Standard, that is no longer the case. If you let your seven-year-olds read it unsupervised, you might find yourselves being asked to define "e_____ d_______" and "love life" as they are named in the ad.
Here is the "contact" page for the Standard. Please voice your displeasure at this obvious carelessness regarding Catholic morality.