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Veritatis Splendor

"Keep your eyes fixed upon Jesus, who inspires and perfects our faith" --Hebrews 12:2

Pope Benedict XVI before our Lord

And only where God is seen does life truly begin. Only when we meet the living God in Christ do we know what life is. We are not some casual and meaningless product of evolution.
Each of us is the result of a thought of God.
Each of us is willed,
each of us is loved,
each of us is necessary.
There is nothing more beautiful than to be surprised by the Gospel, by the encounter with Christ. There is nothing more beautiful than to know Him and to speak to others of our friendship with Him.
~Pope Benedict XVI, Homily April 24th, 2005

Thursday, June 09, 2005

Welcome to the Catholic (Liberal) Press Association

Seriously... Why is it that all the major "professional" organizations and their awards go the way of the liberal? Just what the heck are "awards" meant to show these days anyway, a friendly congenial slap on the back, or an indicator of true talent? I'm thinking it's definitely the former.

And so, we bring you news of the Catholic (Liberal) Press Association's 2005 (Liberal) Newspaper Award Winners

Congratulations to the National Catholic Reporter, best overall (liberal) newspaper.

And of course, can't have a reputable newspaper awards lineup without... best (liberal) headline:

First Place
The Catholic Spirit, St. Paul, MN, Sept 2, "Is Communion Rule Hard to Swallow?"


Ok, just to be fair, so there are some good awards on there... The National Catholic Register got a few kudos, and a couple of decent Catholic Spirit articles got nods, Julie Carroll's great piece on the Theology of the Body comes to mind. But seriously! The imbalance between orthodox newspaper/article awards and "questionable" newspaper/article awards is quite obvious...

I suppose the lesson to be learned (again) from this is - never seek the favors of men, but only the pleased smile of God our Father in heaven.

God bless all of you faithful and unapologetically Catholic reporters/photographers/editors working for our "Catholic" newspapers!! Do not despair at being passed over for other, more worldly, competitors -- for they have received their reward in full, while your reward will be great in heaven. Please keep all of our Catholic journalists and media workers in your prayers!

+ St. Gabriel, patron of the media/communications, pray for us!


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