Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Leading off

Every journey begins with a single step, it's said. For Catholics, it can be said that we start our journeys as our Blessed Mother did: "Let it be done to me as you have said."

My journey as director and general manager of the Catholic Standard & Times newspaper began a few weeks shy of a year ago with the offer to lead this 100+ year-old organization by saying yes, or in other words, "let it be done."

As director, I don't have a canvas-frame chair and bullhorn, and it's never quiet in the newsroom. And as general manager, I'm not likely to trade for a left-handed pitcher. All it means is, I manage the managers as together we produce the official newspaper of the Archdiocese of Philadephia each week.

This blog gives me the opportunity to share some of the news and information I hear about in the Archdiocese and, especially, its parishes and the people in them. They're the stories we report on in the paper (subscribe here) and on our web site each week. Standard Time gives even more information in support of the Catholic Standard & Times' mission: to present news and information that is accurate, orthodox and creative.

I've always held to the maxim that when you get good people together, good things happen. So folks, let's get together in the blogosphere and share the good news of the Body of Christ here in this Philadelphia Archdiocese. Let me know what is happening in your pew of the Church. Better yet, invite me to your parish church, or school, or facility. What better way to tell a story than to "come and see"?

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