Lamplighter Award given to those fostering the light of truth in a dark world:
To Bishop Paul Loverde, Diocese of Arlington who directed the Dominican Retreat House to cancel the Women's Spirituality Series featuring radical feminists Mary Hunt, Diann Neu, and Mary Lou Sleevi. Bishop Loverde's eloquent defense of the faith has been disseminated all over the country and is available online at http://www.petersnet.net/research/retrieve.cfm?RecNum=2581
May Pope St. Pius X, who battled the heresy of modernism intercede for our 21st century shepherd.
To the coalition of faithful Catholics who addressed the scandal of the Women's Spirituality Series by praying and exercising their obligation under Canon 212 to "manifest to the sacred pastors their opinion on matters which pertain to the good of the Church." To Kathleen Hunt and Peter's Voice who alerted us in the first place and to those who stood for the faith: Stella Davis and Christian Women in Action, Mary Lou Wentzel and the Diocesan Council of Catholic Women, Fran Griffin and Griffin Communications, lay members of the Third Order of St. Dominic, Joe Strada and his e-mail list, Patricia McGeever, editor of Catholic Truth in Scotland, and all you dear ones known only to Christ. May God richly bless you for your fidelity.
To Fr. Robert Spitzer, President of Gonzaga University (Jesuit) in Spokane, WA who banned Planned Parenthood from speaking on campus. [See The Twilight Zone.] May St. Ignatius of Loyola, pray for Father's continued courage and perseverance in truth.
Millstone Award given to those who scandalize through ignorance, weakness, or malice:
To the Dominican Retreat House for scheduling the scandalous Women's Spirituality Series and canceling only under duress. We plead for the intercession of Our Lady of Guadalupe for professed religious and the ordained who commit scandal. May the "woman clothed in the sun" who crushed the Aztec gods and became a fountain of life for Mexico pray for the Dominican Sisters.
To schools performing Eve Ensler's The Vagina Monologues especially those professing to be Catholic. [See The Twilight Zone.] To Georgetown, Villanova, Marquette, Loyola University (Chicago), Marist College, St. Mary's College (Indiana), and University of Detroit Mercy We invoke the intercession of St. John Cardinal Newman for the presidents and faculty of these institutions who may very well be leading their students to perdition. God have mercy on them.