The cover story is about the Rosary Bowl of last Saturday, May 19. The cover photo illustrates, probably unintentionally, the mindset of too many in the Church today. It shows four participants kneeling in prayer on the Rose Bowl field, with the throng in the background.
That is nice, as far as it goes. But that is all it shows. Not the participants with the Blessed Sacrament, not the participants with a statue of the Blessed Mother.
Surely these participants are good Catholics, and perhaps they were praying before the Blessed Sacrament or a statue of the Blessed Mother. But is a cover photo about the Rosary Bowl that does not show that -- that focuses on the flock but omits the Shepherd and His Mother -- a good idea?
Or does it illustrate "It's all about us," the mindset that we see in some contemporary "liberal" Catholic hymns?
Am I making a mountain out of a molehill? Well, the Rosary Bowl cover story inside The Tidings does not mention the Blessed Mother. That is a little odd, don't you think?
I was not able to attend the Rosary Bowl. If you were there, what was your impression? Did anyone mention sin and reparation? Our Lady of Fatima? The right to life? What was it like? Please let us know. Thank you in advance!