Show Them The Money!

Thanks to Karl Keating at Catholic Answers, the new Mass translation is now an opportunity to put your money where your slavish translation is.

We estimate that we will need to raise at least $65,000 to begin the first phase of this battle against those who, from within the Church itself, want to subvert the new translation of the Mass.

The Vatican has given us a precious gift in the new translation of the Mass. Now it is up to us to make sure that liturgical dissidents don’t poison parishes against it and cause a whole new cycle of suffering.

If the liturgical dissidents win, we will have no one to blame but ourselves.

Therefore, I urge you to make a special donation for this vital project. Because, as always, without you . . . we can do nothing.

Your donation of $35 . . . $50 . . . perhaps $100 or more . . . will truly help us reach our goal of raising the $65,000 needed to put our new bulletin insert into the hands of every Catholic in every pew in every parish in every diocese in America.

But that’s where the battleground is.

That’s where the war will be fought, where it will be won or lost . . .

No matter than the BCDW and associated liturgists are conducting a number of workshops and publishers are preparing careful materials for people in the pew. By gum, those marxists have made liturgy a political issue, and Mr Keating surely isn’t going to back down from a fight.

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Todd and his family live in Ames, Iowa. He serves a Catholic parish of both Iowa State students and town residents.
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3 Responses to Show Them The Money!

  1. Tim says:

    I am not sure whether I should be laughing or feeling sad about this initiative. Actually I am more sad because Mr. Keating seems to think this is the beginning of a war that must be won at all costs….literally.

  2. smf says:

    I for my part do not want, and hope against, any sort of war over this. However, it does seem clear there are plenty looking for a fight.

    However, what most concerns me is not active resistance, but passive neglect. If pastors and others don’t make a serious effort to smooth this process, it will be a disaster, and I have seen quite a few indications that many Catholics will be left in the lurch on this. That will indeed leave many Catholics feeling confused, perhaps even bitter, but it is mostly avoidable. I think there are some people that want this to fail, there are others that are just going to let the ball drop as some sort of passive aggressive show of frustration, and then there are those who really have no idea how to do this right.

    I for my part hope I don’t find my parish’s priests names on any of these petitions. I like to think they are both smart enough to know that is a waste of time, and I think they are both busy enough with vital work in the real world that they don’t have time for the virtual one. (Though I do think the sorry state of the parish website is quite deplorable, but most of the parishes in the diocese don’t have any web presence at all, so I should count my blessings.) The only thing that worries me is that I think it quite likely they are completely unaware anything of this sort is even coming down the pipe, and they are almost certainly blissfully ignorant of the conflict waiting in the wings.

  3. How are they going to spend $65,000?

    1. Most parishes will use the inserts provided by their diocese or FDLC.

    2. Others will have no inserts

    3. Only pastors far-right pastors will use the Keating inserts.

    So that still doesn’t get us to $65,000 unless these inserts are going to be foil-stamped with real gold. And if the number is high because they plan on sending thousands to every parish in the U.S., that’s a tremendous amount of waste when less than 5% are likely to use them.

    Especially since the new missal is going to be used whether anyone likes it or not, spending this amount of money on a foregone conclusion seems odd.

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