By now all Catholics in the Diocese have received a letter asking for donations to the Catholic Stewardship Appeal. This is the main fundraiser for the Diocese. No, not for the Diocese as in “everyone in the Diocese including school age parents.” This money goes to the Chancery. That letter quotes scripture implying that we Catholics are all one and need to share with each other. “The community of believers was of one heart and one mind. . .they had everything in common.” (Acts 4:32) But we’re not of one heart and one mind because the Chancery has a secret process that they feel parents don’t need to know about and they refuse to dialogue about it. They have some skeletons in their closet that they feel the rest of us don’t need to know about. The only thing they want to share is your money. They remind us of that Apostle in the New Testament who kept the purse, wasn’t that Judas?
That is reason enough to refrain from giving this year but they double down and give you more. Stewardship you say? How’s that working out for you?
One thing they refuse to publish in their fundraising brochure is a statistic about how many priests and seminarians our Diocese has. Even they admit things are dire. Parish Bulletin announcement 10-27-17
CSA Media “The CSA allows us to keep up with new ways people connect today. We maintain a Facebook page, a YouTube channel, and a redesigned website. We are initiating twitter and Instagram accounts. The Catholic Missourian will be getting an online edition. Our Communications spread the Gospel and strengthen our One Family.
NONE of these media have been used to explain the Bishop’s new Transgender Process. Since Fr. Joe Corel was so excited to roll out the new Transgender Process why hasn’t he used all these new media to actually, you know, roll it out? So you’re left thinking that the Chancery and the Bishop don’t need $2,000,00 to show you what not to do. Besides the fact that any 12 year old girl has most of these media accounts because they only require an internet connection, the Chancery is also either hiding things from the faithful or they are incompetent at using their media platforms. We’ll go with hiding things for $2,000,000 Alex.
Finally, read this financial marvel: CSA Pie Chart
“Mission Advancement” Their evangelizing with media obviously doesn’t include their secret mission to advance the LGBT/Transgender agenda.
“Formation” Look around your parish for any properly formed Catholic teenagers, Hispanic Catholics, or priestly vocations and you’ll see how effective $1,037,000 in shared wealth isn’t in this Diocese.
“Chancery Staff Services” You’ve already know how effective we feel these people have been, and sadly the revolutionaries up there detract from the ordinary staff who are probably stifled in doing their jobs. Nevertheless more money won’t solve that problem any more than it has solved problems in the public schools.
“Outreach Services” Assistance to parishes in need would be a good idea, although many wealthy parishes deposit money with the Diocese for the same purpose and the general understanding in the Diocese is that much of the money on deposit has been spent by the Chancery and cannot be returned to the parishes that deposited it. Probably not spent on needy parishes either. Sort of like an insolvent bank.
There’s no reason to donate to a spiritually, morally, and financially insolvent bureaucracy that keeps secrets about children from the very parents expected to fund the bureaucracy. They won’t learn as long as you enable them so don’t do it.