Saturday, February 04, 2006

Bishop revamps religious ed
Restructuring of instruction for adults, children in LI diocese prompts some fears of conservative shift

Carol Eisenberg reports on another great move by Bishop Murphy in Newsday. I especially like what the spokesman for the Diocese, Sean Dolan had to say:

"The rationale for doing this is we have 1.4 million Catholics on Long Island. In any given year, 20,000 baptisms take place. The committee given the responsibility for looking at these offices, was asking, 'Why are only a fraction of those baptized people going to Mass?'"

"There will be stronger accountability. We want to ensure that everyone involved with the Office of Faith Formation does buy into the fact that they are teaching the Magisterium of the Catholic Church."
The National Catholic Register featured an article on, which is a search engine powered by Google. The money generated by ads on the site is donated to pro-life organizations. I just made this the homepage for my mother, and will us it myself. The article should help spread the word about this cool site. They also have a blog of course. So far, almost $9,000 has been donated to the following organizations:

Priests for Life
Human Life International
American Life League
Population Research Institute
Project Rachel
Sisters of Life
Human Life Alliance
The Women's Center of Chicago
Children of the Rosary