A Boston post for VOTF leader

A Boston post for VOTF leader

Boston’s Archbishop Sean O’Malley has appointed a member of Voice of the Faithful to head a key panel on church closings. David Castaldi, a former archdiocesan chancellor and a ranking member of VOTF, was asked in August to head a committee overseeing the sale of closed parish properties and how the proceeds will be spent. It’s only being announced now.

Apparently Castaldi’s VOTF membership is not incidental to this appointment as the current chancellor, David Smith, says that thisis part of the financial transparency and accountability that VOTF has been clamoring for. I find the increasing deference being given to a group whose foundational philosophy is at odds with the Church’s teaching somewhat disturbing. What’s next? Will they lift the ban on new VOTF groups?

(I still find the half-ban now in place odd, in any case. VOTF is bad enough that no new chapters can be formed and meet on church property, but not bad enough that the current groups should be disbanded or at least told they can’t meet on church property. So which is it?)

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Domenico Bettinelli
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  • If a leader of VOTF is to play a major role in deciding how diocesan money from the sale of Church property is to be spent, as it appears to be the case with David Castaldi of VOTF, will Archbishop O’Malley defer to the demand of the leaders of VOTF to stop “using archdiocesan resources to run this campaign against gay marriage and to speak out in a way that is so divisive.”( “Lay group says bishop divisive on gay marriage”Globe,3/11/04,p.B3)?  This clear position in opposition to Archbishop O’Malley’s request that Boston Catholics support him in his defense of marriage as being the union of one man and one woman, was stated by the President of Voice of the Faithful, Stephen Post:“It is discouraging to see the archbishop using archdiocesan resources to run this campaigh against gay marriage and to speak out in a way that is so divisive.” at the May 10 meeting of VOTF at St. Eulalia’s Church,Winchester, as reported by the Boston Globe on May 11,2004. What in the world is going on in the mind of Archbishop O’Malley that he would choose to betray faithful Catholics in the Boston Archdiocese who have been defending the teachings of the Catholic Church that marriage is the union of one man and one woman?  Why is he betraying the Catholic faith
    by giving authority to opponents of the faith such as leaders of VOTF? Why is he givng his approval to VOTF and slapping faithful Catholics
    in the face? Does he think we are too ignorant to know when we are being betrayed?

  • “Asked about threats to excommunicate politicians who support abortion, Father Scahill [VOTF Priest of Integrity guy] said the Catholic Church is not a pro-life Church. He said `we’ should be against abortion, especially when it is used as birth control, but the Church should stay out of the bedrooms of adults on the birth-control issue.”

    Just one paragraph from the rather extensive coverage of the recent VOTF conference in Worcester. No, I didn’t read it in the Boston Globe. I read it in “The Pilot,” which of course has as its publisher +Sean P. O’Malley, CAP.

    Complete story:

    http://www.rcab.org/Pilot/2004/ps041119/votf.html

  • “Asked about threats to excommunicate politicians who support abortion, Father Scahill [VOTF Priest of Integrity guy] said the Catholic Church is not a pro-life Church. He said `we’ should be against abortion, especially when it is used as birth control, but the Church should stay out of the bedrooms of adults on the birth-control issue.”

    Just one paragraph from the rather extensive coverage of the recent VOTF conference in Worcester. No, I didn’t read it in the Boston Globe. I read it in “The Pilot,” which of course has as its publisher +Sean P. O’Malley, CAP.

    Complete story:

    http://www.rcab.org/Pilot/2004/ps041119/votf.html

  • The “pastoral” approach in any diocese is to run VotF out of town in a barrell, visibly and loudly. They are a conduit of poison, run by heretics and troublemakers, and a front for [Expletive Deleted] theology and protestant ecclesiology.

    It’s time to stop playing games w/ the enemy. Ugh.

    Perhaps it’s best that I moved away from Boston. I have no patience for these jokers.

    [Edited: No Swearing!! – Dom]

  • The “pastoral” approach in any diocese is to run VotF out of town in a barrell, visibly and loudly. They are a conduit of poison, run by heretics and troublemakers, and a front for [Expletive Deleted] theology and protestant ecclesiology.

    It’s time to stop playing games w/ the enemy. Ugh.

    Perhaps it’s best that I moved away from Boston. I have no patience for these jokers.

    [Edited: No Swearing!! – Dom]

  • I guess the Bishop’s theological proclivities are clear now. Boston Archdiocese ordained 7 men last year to the priesthood…the Church in Boston will continue to slide downward if the Bishop prefers to go the liberal route.  Liberals are spiritual geldings.

    Looks like the Globe and VOTF are in full command now.

  • I guess the Bishop’s theological proclivities are clear now. Boston Archdiocese ordained 7 men last year to the priesthood…the Church in Boston will continue to slide downward if the Bishop prefers to go the liberal route.  Liberals are spiritual geldings.

    Looks like the Globe and VOTF are in full command now.

  • I don’t think it’s time for anybody to move from Boston and I don’t believe the Globe and VOTF are in full command now.

    I do believe that it would be lovely to move from Boston—to a place here on earth (if one exists) that is relatively, anyway, free from this junk.

    And I do believe that it certainly appears that the Globe, VOTF and other dissidents are “in charge.”

    Still, we can’t go. At least, I hope we don’t go. I hope we stay and fight.

    Father Scahill and his admirers are just plain wrong. If it is at all possible, they must be saved.

    If this is not possible, then they MUST NOT be allowed to destroy others.

    Confusing people—banning a group while simultaneously elevating its members to positions of influence—is, in my opinion, wrong. Sending mixed messages regarding salvation is, in my opinion, wrong.

    Allowing a priest to publicly deny, without comment, the Church’s teaching on, say, birth control is an abomination.

    Anybody up for an alternative Archdiocese of Boston newspaper?

  • I don’t think it’s time for anybody to move from Boston and I don’t believe the Globe and VOTF are in full command now.

    I do believe that it would be lovely to move from Boston—to a place here on earth (if one exists) that is relatively, anyway, free from this junk.

    And I do believe that it certainly appears that the Globe, VOTF and other dissidents are “in charge.”

    Still, we can’t go. At least, I hope we don’t go. I hope we stay and fight.

    Father Scahill and his admirers are just plain wrong. If it is at all possible, they must be saved.

    If this is not possible, then they MUST NOT be allowed to destroy others.

    Confusing people—banning a group while simultaneously elevating its members to positions of influence—is, in my opinion, wrong. Sending mixed messages regarding salvation is, in my opinion, wrong.

    Allowing a priest to publicly deny, without comment, the Church’s teaching on, say, birth control is an abomination.

    Anybody up for an alternative Archdiocese of Boston newspaper?

  • “Anybody up for an alternative Archdiocese of Boston newspaper?”

    Are you serious? I’d help out if you are. I’m not much of a brain but I have a strong back and I like to drive. I love to complain as much as anyone but it is time to actually take some kind of action. Stuff just keeps getting worse and worse.

    What I don’t understand is that Archbishop O’Malley used to be the bishop of the Fall River diocese… it’s in fairly good shape (much better than Boston) and I’ve heard it was due to his diligence in maintaining the Faith during his tenure. Bishop Coleman was pretty much a Bishop O’Malley pick and B. Coleman is a ‘good guy’.

  • “Anybody up for an alternative Archdiocese of Boston newspaper?”

    Are you serious? I’d help out if you are. I’m not much of a brain but I have a strong back and I like to drive. I love to complain as much as anyone but it is time to actually take some kind of action. Stuff just keeps getting worse and worse.

    What I don’t understand is that Archbishop O’Malley used to be the bishop of the Fall River diocese… it’s in fairly good shape (much better than Boston) and I’ve heard it was due to his diligence in maintaining the Faith during his tenure. Bishop Coleman was pretty much a Bishop O’Malley pick and B. Coleman is a ‘good guy’.

  • Me:

    “Anybody up for an alternative Archdiocese of Boston newspaper?date_gmt>2004-11-25 04:18:16
    Count me in.

    Mightn’t be a bad idea to put it on the web as well… if it’s out there it can be printed and distributed locally by a ‘helper’ who is unable to do more than that.

    Same Colleen. Not smart though, just good at seeing through what isn’t right.

  • PS. Most people I know pass by the Pilot and go for the bulletin. My sorta former parish orders few Pilots and they always have left overs. It appears to me that the older people like them and the younger ones pass it by. I bet something shorter would get them.

    I think there are a lot of people in the pews who, in the back of their minds, think something is not right but because all they see is what goes on in their parish, they figure they must be odd or a malcontent or something. They don’t really know what to do about things that bother them – like for instance, bad CCD classes. A lot of parents do care but they think it’s them or they don’t know how to approach the professionally educated DRE so they go along to get along.  Anyhow, I’m just rambling… what sort of newsletter did you have in mind? What would be the main objective?

  • You are right, Colleen.  It’s cool what you ladies are doing.  =)  You could put it online as a pdf, and distribute the same one as a paper copy….that way you’d only have to write one.

  • Sooner or later, if this paper wants to stay in business (which is after all the point of any company’s efforts), it will have to go where the money is.  And the money ain’t with a dwindling bunch of former hippies with attitude problems.

    The money *is* with the younger people now. And they don’t rant and rail about the same things.  Sooo, time to get rid of the old ranter and get a new one.  Good business.  Overdue, I might add.

  • In some countries, it’s a tradition for the leaders of the losing party to resign after an election, to make way for young blood. 

    With Rather and Fox going, and Kerry staying on, we have a good picture of who the leaders of the losing ticket really were.

  • Happy Thanksgiving!

    As far as the main objective…I was thinking maybe just telling the truth. Like, just for example, an article about different Archdiocesan “departments” and what they really do…or don’t do. And what would be really cool? Columns by orthodox priests, deacons, and religious. Just thinking out loud here.

    Colleen, the old thing about “bad CCD classes” is a gem—that’s exactly what I mean.

    Thanks loads to the nice lady who sent me this link about what some folks are doing in San Francisco:

    http://www.sffaith.com

  • Happy Thanksgiving!

    OK, sounds great. I especially like the idea about what exactly an archdiocese is all about, what it does, what the mission of a particular department is, who is in charge, etc.

    You know Kelly, your ‘pewlady’ columns would be a nice addition. Your sense of humor is universal and devistatingly on target.

    It would be great to have orthodox Catholics write shortish columns… so many Catholics think stuff like Confession is not necessary (even if they actually understand what it is), Mass doesn’t need to be a weekly habit, what Eucharistic Adoration is, etc. Also, it would be a voice mostly unheard today… people really do think Catholicism has changed since the 60s and 70s cuz that’s what they hear and that’s the stuff they find in the racks in the back of the Church. Not to mention the Globe’s slightly skewed understanding of Catholicism.

    I’d like to get the word out on the availability of the Tridentine Mass too – no one I know is aware it exists anymore. Even if you aren’t a Latin afficionado, the beauty and tradition of the Latin Mass is humbling. I remember when I volunteered to take the youth group to Holy Trinity just so they could see and hear what went before… and the PA nun in my parish had a shocked intake of breath and looked at me like I was insane and talking about taking them to a satanic ritual or something akin to that (not an exaggeration, honest).  But maybe I am thinking too broadly and something like that would be out of the scope of your idea?

  • Happy Thanksgiving!

    OK, sounds great. I especially like the idea about what exactly an archdiocese is all about, what it does, what the mission of a particular department is, who is in charge, etc.

    You know Kelly, your ‘pewlady’ columns would be a nice addition. Your sense of humor is universal and devistatingly on target.

    It would be great to have orthodox Catholics write shortish columns… so many Catholics think stuff like Confession is not necessary (even if they actually understand what it is), Mass doesn’t need to be a weekly habit, what Eucharistic Adoration is, etc. Also, it would be a voice mostly unheard today… people really do think Catholicism has changed since the 60s and 70s cuz that’s what they hear and that’s the stuff they find in the racks in the back of the Church. Not to mention the Globe’s slightly skewed understanding of Catholicism.

    I’d like to get the word out on the availability of the Tridentine Mass too – no one I know is aware it exists anymore. Even if you aren’t a Latin afficionado, the beauty and tradition of the Latin Mass is humbling. I remember when I volunteered to take the youth group to Holy Trinity just so they could see and hear what went before… and the PA nun in my parish had a shocked intake of breath and looked at me like I was insane and talking about taking them to a satanic ritual or something akin to that (not an exaggeration, honest).  But maybe I am thinking too broadly and something like that would be out of the scope of your idea?

  • Colleen, Michigan,

    Sorry to be late on this…I blame Dom’s server for not alerting me! grin

    Mich, thanks for the link. I know there’s a load of alternatives. Again, though, they are mostly “opinion pieces.”

    Colleen, thanks for the “pew lady” promo, but again, they are really just “opinion pieces.” (Damn good opinion pieces but still <g>).

    That nice lady who gave me the San Francisco link? Again, nice, but still “viewpoints.” It links to Dom and Carol, for example (!) which is fine but, again, these are mainly opinions. I think both would agree on this.

    I think—and I pray I’m not wrong—that people are open or should at least be open to the TRUTH. Simply stated. The difference, as defined by the Magisterium, about what is right and what is wrong. I love writing the Pew Lady column but I’d never assert that what I write is the TRUTH. Mostly it’s my opinion.

    Presenting the truth…that shouldn’t be too hard. Church teachings aren’t that difficult to understand. Difficult to obey, maybe but not to understand.

    Like, for example? Yesterday’s Mass at the Cathedral. An altar server, for a few minutes, sat, in the sanctuary, in what I thought was the deacon’s or concelebrant’s chair. I can see a Q&A section asking—oh, say Father Wilson or somebody like that in Boston or Motown—about that. Or, as Colleen mentioned, something about what was taught in somebody’s kid’s CCD class.

    I don’t think we want to establish a publication damning everybody, or anybody, to Hell, or even labeling folks as “pagans” and calling ourselves “remnants” and so forth.

    There’s enough blogs and comment boxes to do that and I mean no offense to bloggers and comment box fillers, myself being among the two communities. wink

    What I’d like to see is a publication—accessible to everybody—calmly stating or reiterating, rather, the truth. (What I’d like to see is a paper like the Pilot or the Michigan Catholic that does just that, actually. But neither does. Therein lies the challenge.)

    Because you know? I don’t think that the rank and file Catholics—even those who talk like idiots—really ARE NOT idiots. I think maybe they are simply misinformed.

    Am I making any sense?

  • Colleen, Michigan,

    Sorry to be late on this…I blame Dom’s server for not alerting me! grin

    Mich, thanks for the link. I know there’s a load of alternatives. Again, though, they are mostly “opinion pieces.”

    Colleen, thanks for the “pew lady” promo, but again, they are really just “opinion pieces.” (Damn good opinion pieces but still <g>).

    That nice lady who gave me the San Francisco link? Again, nice, but still “viewpoints.” It links to Dom and Carol, for example (!) which is fine but, again, these are mainly opinions. I think both would agree on this.

    I think—and I pray I’m not wrong—that people are open or should at least be open to the TRUTH. Simply stated. The difference, as defined by the Magisterium, about what is right and what is wrong. I love writing the Pew Lady column but I’d never assert that what I write is the TRUTH. Mostly it’s my opinion.

    Presenting the truth…that shouldn’t be too hard. Church teachings aren’t that difficult to understand. Difficult to obey, maybe but not to understand.

    Like, for example? Yesterday’s Mass at the Cathedral. An altar server, for a few minutes, sat, in the sanctuary, in what I thought was the deacon’s or concelebrant’s chair. I can see a Q&A section asking—oh, say Father Wilson or somebody like that in Boston or Motown—about that. Or, as Colleen mentioned, something about what was taught in somebody’s kid’s CCD class.

    I don’t think we want to establish a publication damning everybody, or anybody, to Hell, or even labeling folks as “pagans” and calling ourselves “remnants” and so forth.

    There’s enough blogs and comment boxes to do that and I mean no offense to bloggers and comment box fillers, myself being among the two communities. wink

    What I’d like to see is a publication—accessible to everybody—calmly stating or reiterating, rather, the truth. (What I’d like to see is a paper like the Pilot or the Michigan Catholic that does just that, actually. But neither does. Therein lies the challenge.)

    Because you know? I don’t think that the rank and file Catholics—even those who talk like idiots—really ARE NOT idiots. I think maybe they are simply misinformed.

    Am I making any sense?

  • Perfect sense as usual. Clear and concise too!

    I agree about “Truth” and that people aren’t idiots. So you are talking about a ‘just the facts ma’am’ publication? That would be great. No circular firing squads, no opinions, just facts – I love it!

    You know, one of the best things about being Catholic is that we have the Magisterium… most stuff has already been figured out after decades of being debated back and forth. For instance, it drives me nuts when I hear people (priests!) saying that manditory celibacy was implemented in the 11th century… when the historical facts tell us that is simply not true. But most people believe celibacy is a ‘recent’ development due to clergy greed, etc.

    I remember being issued Humanae Vitae in HS religion class… natch, it was the 70s and we didn’t actually have to read it but we understood birth control was forbidden, end of story. When I actually read it years later, I marveled at how Pope Paul somehow linked birth control with abortion and the tons of other downsides that would naturally evolve from an acceptance and practice of it. It’d be nice to show how amazingly precient the pope was. Even if you are a birth control believer, you can’t deny the truth that he was right when you look around at our society.

    On that note, it would be great if people knew that the Catholic Church was the liberator of women and children from pagan society… because Christianity taught that all souls are equal, men and women and children while the pagan society at that time treated women as chattels and children as disposible. Abortion was rampant and babies abandoned all over the place (who says history doesn’t repeat itself?).

    Or, how many people know how and when the bible was codified? Do people actually know that the gnostic gospels were written some 200 years after the books of the gospel were written (knowing that, you know the DaVinci Code exposes nothing except that Brown is a crappy writer)? You could write a short and concise essay and point people to further research on their own using books like Olsen/Meisel’s Exposing the Davinci Code (if you choose to link the DVC) or Jenkins’ The Hidden Gospels – stuff based soley on facts and not on opinions.

    OK, talk later! Gotta go to work!

  • Perfect sense as usual. Clear and concise too!

    I agree about “Truth” and that people aren’t idiots. So you are talking about a ‘just the facts ma’am’ publication? That would be great. No circular firing squads, no opinions, just facts – I love it!

    You know, one of the best things about being Catholic is that we have the Magisterium… most stuff has already been figured out after decades of being debated back and forth. For instance, it drives me nuts when I hear people (priests!) saying that manditory celibacy was implemented in the 11th century… when the historical facts tell us that is simply not true. But most people believe celibacy is a ‘recent’ development due to clergy greed, etc.

    I remember being issued Humanae Vitae in HS religion class… natch, it was the 70s and we didn’t actually have to read it but we understood birth control was forbidden, end of story. When I actually read it years later, I marveled at how Pope Paul somehow linked birth control with abortion and the tons of other downsides that would naturally evolve from an acceptance and practice of it. It’d be nice to show how amazingly precient the pope was. Even if you are a birth control believer, you can’t deny the truth that he was right when you look around at our society.

    On that note, it would be great if people knew that the Catholic Church was the liberator of women and children from pagan society… because Christianity taught that all souls are equal, men and women and children while the pagan society at that time treated women as chattels and children as disposible. Abortion was rampant and babies abandoned all over the place (who says history doesn’t repeat itself?).

    Or, how many people know how and when the bible was codified? Do people actually know that the gnostic gospels were written some 200 years after the books of the gospel were written (knowing that, you know the DaVinci Code exposes nothing except that Brown is a crappy writer)? You could write a short and concise essay and point people to further research on their own using books like Olsen/Meisel’s Exposing the Davinci Code (if you choose to link the DVC) or Jenkins’ The Hidden Gospels – stuff based soley on facts and not on opinions.

    OK, talk later! Gotta go to work!

  • I think that both Kelly and Colleen have good ideas and that it would fly. The “facts” are what most people NEED. I say go for it. I will pray that you get the help that you need.

  • I think that both Kelly and Colleen have good ideas and that it would fly. The “facts” are what most people NEED. I say go for it. I will pray that you get the help that you need.

  • Thanks for the prayers, Jeanne.

    Colleen, your last post blew me away. I never would have thought of much of the stuff you mentioned!

    Yes, a “just the facts, ma’am” approach is exactly what I mean. Take the following two paragraphs, for example:

    1.) Looks like the befuddled friars at Saint Anthony’s Shrine in Boston are meddling with the “eucharist” by offering “gluten-free hosts,” thereby depriving their flock of valid communion. Sheesh.

    2.) Please be aware that gluten-free wafers and/or rice cakes are not valid matter for the Eucharist. If you are suffering from Celiac Disease (allergy to gluten) you have the right, by Canon Law 925, to receive Our Lord under the species of consecrated wine only.

    See what I mean? The first sentence is something the Pew Lady might write. The second is more along the lines of what I’d like to see in this endeavor. And it would be great if a bunch of these bulletins—for some reason I’m thinking more of a “bulletin-like” publication rather than a newspaper and that reason is probably fi$cally ba$ed—were dropped off at Saint Anthony’s, the Jesuit Urban Center, Our Lady Help of Christians, etc.

    We don’t have a real “bulletin” in my parish…just a single xeroxed sheet with the basics: Mass times, contact people, etc. If anybody has any experience with bulletin publishing, or can point us to some resources, that would be great. If Dom kicks us out (he’s been pretty patient…we’ve kinda strayed off the topic) please e-mail me. Thanks!

    (Correction on my last post: it isn’t the San Francisco site that links to Carol and Dom. The lady who sent it to me also sent me a link to a Worcester group called “Defending the Faith.” I got the two confused, sorry.)

  • Thanks for the prayers, Jeanne.

    Colleen, your last post blew me away. I never would have thought of much of the stuff you mentioned!

    Yes, a “just the facts, ma’am” approach is exactly what I mean. Take the following two paragraphs, for example:

    1.) Looks like the befuddled friars at Saint Anthony’s Shrine in Boston are meddling with the “eucharist” by offering “gluten-free hosts,” thereby depriving their flock of valid communion. Sheesh.

    2.) Please be aware that gluten-free wafers and/or rice cakes are not valid matter for the Eucharist. If you are suffering from Celiac Disease (allergy to gluten) you have the right, by Canon Law 925, to receive Our Lord under the species of consecrated wine only.

    See what I mean? The first sentence is something the Pew Lady might write. The second is more along the lines of what I’d like to see in this endeavor. And it would be great if a bunch of these bulletins—for some reason I’m thinking more of a “bulletin-like” publication rather than a newspaper and that reason is probably fi$cally ba$ed—were dropped off at Saint Anthony’s, the Jesuit Urban Center, Our Lady Help of Christians, etc.

    We don’t have a real “bulletin” in my parish…just a single xeroxed sheet with the basics: Mass times, contact people, etc. If anybody has any experience with bulletin publishing, or can point us to some resources, that would be great. If Dom kicks us out (he’s been pretty patient…we’ve kinda strayed off the topic) please e-mail me. Thanks!

    (Correction on my last post: it isn’t the San Francisco site that links to Carol and Dom. The lady who sent it to me also sent me a link to a Worcester group called “Defending the Faith.” I got the two confused, sorry.)

  • The “just the facts, ma’am” idea is a great one.  You just might start something good, Kelly…..

    No opinions, accusations or dirt…..

    But the statements of truth which could set various records straight. 

    Problem is that people don’t always put 2 and 2 together…..in fact, they often don’t.

  • The “just the facts, ma’am” idea is a great one.  You just might start something good, Kelly…..

    No opinions, accusations or dirt…..

    But the statements of truth which could set various records straight. 

    Problem is that people don’t always put 2 and 2 together…..in fact, they often don’t.

  • Michigan,

    I know that. I also know that it is not up to any individual to force people to believe what is true.

    All that is asked is that one does one’s best.

    Of course I know that people will deny (or “disagree”) with Church teachings. I talk (or rather listen) to folks like that all the time.

    All anybody can do is present, as best as he or she is able, the Church’s message.

    P.S. Does anybody’s parish publish a bulletin with ads in it?

  • Michigan,

    I know that. I also know that it is not up to any individual to force people to believe what is true.

    All that is asked is that one does one’s best.

    Of course I know that people will deny (or “disagree”) with Church teachings. I talk (or rather listen) to folks like that all the time.

    All anybody can do is present, as best as he or she is able, the Church’s message.

    P.S. Does anybody’s parish publish a bulletin with ads in it?

  • Mine has ads in its bulletin too.  The churches around here generally have a foldover bulletin—the first 3 sides are about the church and the back (the 4th side) is usually totally advertisements from the community.  I live in a rural area though so there’s not much to print.  =)

  • Mine has ads in its bulletin too.  The churches around here generally have a foldover bulletin—the first 3 sides are about the church and the back (the 4th side) is usually totally advertisements from the community.  I live in a rural area though so there’s not much to print.  =)

  • Dom and Michigan?

    How do they do that? Sell ads, I mean?

    I’m thinking of three challenges:

    1.) content
    2.) distribution (a biggie)
    3.) cost (another biggie)

    The content part I’m thinking might be the easiest. And if the content is from “legit” sources, then maybe distribution might be easier. Although I don’t know. Colleen is cool in offering to distribute the newsletters but what if the pastor won’t let her in? Ah well, that’s…well, that’s something to think about.

    That leaves the expense, which is why I’m asking about ads. Liturgy Publications offers to find advertisers for parishes, which is fine, but we’re not a parish.

    Dom, if you want me to take this to the forum I’m grateful and will do so. Uh…how do I do that?

  • Dom and Michigan?

    How do they do that? Sell ads, I mean?

    I’m thinking of three challenges:

    1.) content
    2.) distribution (a biggie)
    3.) cost (another biggie)

    The content part I’m thinking might be the easiest. And if the content is from “legit” sources, then maybe distribution might be easier. Although I don’t know. Colleen is cool in offering to distribute the newsletters but what if the pastor won’t let her in? Ah well, that’s…well, that’s something to think about.

    That leaves the expense, which is why I’m asking about ads. Liturgy Publications offers to find advertisers for parishes, which is fine, but we’re not a parish.

    Dom, if you want me to take this to the forum I’m grateful and will do so. Uh…how do I do that?

  • It’s similar to the Liturgical Publications service. You agree to use their service, you get your bulletins for free, and then they sell ads on the back page to local businesses.

  • It’s similar to the Liturgical Publications service. You agree to use their service, you get your bulletins for free, and then they sell ads on the back page to local businesses.

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    2004-11-24 13:47:32
    2004-11-24 17:47:32
    If a leader of VOTF is to play a major role in deciding how diocesan money from the sale of Church property is to be spent, as it appears to be the case with David Castaldi of VOTF, will Archbishop O’Malley defer to the demand of the leaders of VOTF to stop “using archdiocesan resources to run this campaign against gay marriage and to speak out in a way that is so divisive.”( “Lay group says bishop divisive on gay marriage”Globe,3/11/04,p.B3)?  This clear position in opposition to Archbishop O’Malley’s request that Boston Catholics support him in his defense of marriage as being the union of one man and one woman, was stated by the President of Voice of the Faithful, Stephen Post:“It is discouraging to see the archbishop using archdiocesan resources to run this campaigh against gay marriage and to speak out in a way that is so divisive.” at the May 10 meeting of VOTF at St. Eulalia’s Church,Winchester, as reported by the Boston Globe on May 11,2004. What in the world is going on in the mind of Archbishop O’Malley that he would choose to betray faithful Catholics in the Boston Archdiocese who have been defending the teachings of the Catholic Church that marriage is the union of one man and one woman?  Why is he betraying the Catholic faith
    by giving authority to opponents of the faith such as leaders of VOTF? Why is he givng his approval to VOTF and slapping faithful Catholics
    in the face? Does he think we are too ignorant to know when we are being betrayed?

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