The chapter honored former Governor Edward J. King at its Annual Awards Banquet on April15. Held at the Sheraton Tara in Framingham. The event drew an impressive turn-out including two previous recipients of the chapter’s prestigious John W. McCormack Public Service Award: Cardinal Bernard Law and State Senate President William M. Bulger. A complete report and photos will appear in our next newsletter.
The chapter was just completing final details for its May 2 Annual Brunch as we went to press. Featured speaker for the event was Dr. Quentin Quade, director of the Father Virgil C. Blum, S.J. Center for Parental Freedom in Education at Marquette University. Dr. Quade addressed the National Catholic Education Association convention in New Orleans last month on parental choice in education and the growing grass roots movement that is making this an issue all across the country.
Father William T. Cullen, pastor of Ascension of Our Lord Parish, Oakbrook Terrace, was honored at the Brunch as Clergyman of the year. Father Philip Eichner, chairman of the Catholic League’s national board of directors attended the Brunch which was held at the Drake Hotel and preceded by Mass at the nearby cathedral.
Although they are popping up all over the country, an unusually high number of Tony Alamo pamphlets are coming to us from California chapter members. There is quite a bit of new material in this latest series of pamphlets but the basic thrust seems unchanged. Among other things, the Catholic Church worships Mary as a goddess, the Vatican bank financed World War ll for the Nazis, etc. Tiresome reading, but the scary part is that someone, somewhere believes this nonsense.