This Catholic did not watch his back

Chancery blokes are credibly accused of axing a pro-life program manager who ran athwart the politically correct and politically connected in the archdiocese of Chicago.  His friends aim to help.

Sent: Sunday, April 17, 2011 9:53 AM

Subject: Benefit Dinner for Rey Flores and Family with a talk by Joe Scheidler
Dear Friends,
Rey Flores lost his job as Chicago Director of the Catholic Campaign for Human Development as a result of the reforms he was making to insure that funds were going to organizations that conform to the teaching of the Church.  He has not been able to find employment since that time and he has a family of five young children to support.  This benefit dinner has been planned to assist the family through a difficult time.
Please feel free to forward this notice to your own e-mail list.  Note the options for attending the dinner or donating at the bottom of the invitation.
Mary Anne Hackett
Catholic Citizens of Illinois

Pro_life Action League


Benefit Dinner for Rey Flores and Family

Pro-Life Action League founder

Joe Scheidler

will speak on

“Peace in the Pro-Life Movement:
Focusing on the Goal of Defending Life”

Thursday, May 19
7:00pm – 10:00pm
Blue Star Wine Bar
1209 N. Noble St, Chicago, IL

This benefit helps to alleviate the hardship Rey Flores’s family is experiencing during a difficult time of unemployment. More info:

To purchase a ticket or donate visit:

to donate or pay by check, call Nick at 312-952-4855

Catholic Citizens of
Pro_life Action League
Students for Life of
                                      IllinoisCatholic VoteBlue Star Wine Bar
Rey Flores is an experienced consultant who has worked in promotion, marketing, and advertising both inside and outside the Catholic Church. He is bilingual and can do marketing in English and Spanish. He is currently job searching and available for work. Rey lives in the Chicago south suburbs with his wife and five children.

Join us for an enjoyable evening on

Thursday, May 19 · 7:00pm – 10:00pm

at the Blue Star Wine Bar

Blue Star Wine bar

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Trouble ahead for school teachers

Will technology do for schools (teachers) what it did for newspapers (news people)?

“In the final analysis, what technology requires is a substitution of technology for human labor. Computers will do a lot of what teachers do now.” Jumping forward in his chair, he lights up: “Technology is cheap. Labor is really expensive. Education has always been very labor intensive, so if our education system can substitute technology for labor and still provide kids with high quality education, then great!”

It does this everywhere.  I got a computer etc. in the ’80s because it was that or hire a typist because I needed clean copy for clients and editors.  (My newspaper had closed down, I no longer had a copy desk to clean things up, etc.)  Was huge initial outlay I couldn’t afford.  But necessary.

My newspaper, an evening sheet, was done in partly (largely?) by TV, in the ’70s.  What’s to come, therefore, for teachers, many of whom will be priced out of the market, like bicycle-factory workers when that boom went bust early in the 20th century?