Sunday, January 30, 2022

2022 Appeal is Underway

The 2020 Appeal is now underway and hopes to raise $11.3 million.  However, let's take a look back a bit.

The financial goal for the 2021 Annual Appeal was $11.9 million.  The amount raised was $10.3 million from just over 20,000.

 The 2020 Annual Appeal brought in $10.4 million from over 33,000 donors. 

Although the amount raised was almost as much as the year before, there were approximately 10,000 fewer contributors or 33%.  As I pointed out in previous blog posts, this has been the trend over the last few years.  


Monday, January 17, 2022

Msgr. Pope on Traditionis Custodes

As a pastor of souls, I cannot find words to express the hurt and anger (righteous, I pray) I experience over the treatment of Catholics who are attached to the older forms of the liturgy and the sacraments. I have not seen such language or harshness directed against any other group, in or out of the Church. The tone is singular and shocking. Those who love the Traditional Latin Mass are my brothers and sisters in the Lord and I have long admired their tenacity and orthodoxy. Many of them have large families and take the faith very seriously. For them, Catholicism is not only a faith, but also a culture both ancient and new. They are up for the battle of living the faith in an increasingly secular world. They are not a particularly large segment of the Church in the United States, but they are one of the few segments of the Church that is growing and flourishing. They love the faith and the Mass, and I grieve that they are being treated so brusquely and harshly. 


To read more, go to National Catholic Register.

Sunday, January 16, 2022

Poets & Busboys Discriminates Against Pro-Life Democrats



A restaurant chain’s Washington, DC, location has refused to honor an event it scheduled with a group’s “March for Life Breakfast’ because the organization espouses pro-life views.

The K Street location of Busboys and Poets notified Democrats for Life of America (DFLA) on January 11 it would not be honoring the group’s reservation for its event that coincides with the annual March for Life on the National Mall January 21.

To read it all, go to Breitbart News.