I was curious to see what the bulletin of the schismatic, formerly Catholic parish of St. Stanislaus would have to say about the recent antics of Fr. Bozek as he defends his upcoming laicization in the press. It seems that the webmaster must have taken some time off, or perhaps the January bulletins were deemed unworthy of posting as normal. Whatever the cause, it appears the most recent bulletins date to December 2007. In one of these bulletins I came across the following intriguing item:
December 1-2: World AIDS Day
On December 1st every year, the World AIDS Day is
celebrated. On the following Sunday, December 2nd a
testing site will be available after both Masses at the
Polish Heritage Center. We invite all Parishioners and
guests, to use this opportunity and get tested for HIV. It
is crucial that we all, especially persons who are sexually
active, know our HIV status. Those free of
charge tests will be performed by our
parishioner, ------- ------, MA who works
as an STD Prevention Specialist at the Health
and Education for Youth and Young Adults
Center. Please join us and wear a red ribbon as a sign of
solidarity with those infected with the HIV virus.
No mention of in what said solidarity consists. I don't think the writer means the Solidarity union that defeated Communism in Poland. Who knows? And while it is "crucial", in the writer's opinion, that we all, "especially persons who are sexually active", know our HIV status, it is likely more "crucial" that we live Christ's call to chastity in our various states of life.
You can learn some things about a church by its bulletin.