Court discusses decency, morals

WEIRTON – Regent Marge Trinone called Court Bishop McDonnell of the Catholic Daughters of the Americas June meeting to order.

The meeting was held at St. Joseph the Worker Church’s hospitality room.

Trinone led members in a group prayer for peace and order and the in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance.

In the absence of Secretary Lois LaMantia, Eleanor Davis presented the minutes of the May meeting, which were approved as presented.

Treasurer Dorothy Skrab submitted the treasurer’s report, which was approved and filed for audit. As Sunshine Chairperson, she acknowledged members celebrating June birthdays and reported on hospitalized and home-bound members.

Education Chair Eleanor Davis reported six local students won awards at the state level of the National Education Contest and will be judged at the national level. The national winners the National Catholic Daughters of the America Convention in Billings, Mont., in July.

Member held a round-table discussion on the Commission for Rights of the Child, use of condoms, sex and abortion and the Catholic Church’s opposition. The Catholic Family and Human Rights Commission requested people sign a declaration of support of the church’s opposition.

Trinone outlined the Morality in Media 2014 program to encourage the Federal Trade Commission to enforce decency standards on broadcast television and radio. The Morality in Media program is an effort to protest what organizers say is profane and indecent content.

Trinone gave the closing prayers and adjourned the meeting. Trinone and Dorothy Skrab were hostesses during the social that followed the meeting.

The next meeting will be held Sept. 11.