I was alerted by a friend to something very interesting.
There was an AP article by Julie Pace on MSNBC.com about Pres. Obama at Notre Dame.
At the very end of that article, originally, this paragraph appeared:
"Back in Washington, Vice President Joe Biden attended Mass with his family at Holy Trinity Church, where a granddaughter received her first Communion"
Great news! I always like stories about First Communions.
However, you have to go back to a cached version of that article now, or find it where it was posted by other interested readers.
The newer posting of that article for some odd reason edited out any mention of the Vice President attending Holy Mass in Washington.
I found a cached version, an image of which is below, of the article as it was before that news was edited out of the story.
I really enjoy reports of First Communions.
These are moments when families come together and celebrate the gifts of the sacraments Christ gave to Holy Church. Very often people who may have not been to Mass for a while are moved to rethink how they are practicing their faith.
Sadly, some people who shouldn’t go to Communion go anyway. That happens, sadly. In most cases the priest really doesn’t know the personal situation of guests to his parish – or even all of his parishioners.
But we can all be glad, in this time of year, that so many children are making their First Holy Communion.