What One Priest Had to Say About Crisis

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Every spring, when we set out to raise the necessary funds to sustain Crisis Magazine throughout the rest of the year, I have an incredible opportunity to reflect on what it is that makes this publication so important. 

As donations come in (and they are coming in, alright! We are now almost 50% of the way towards our crucial $100,000 goal. Will you join the campaign now if you haven’t already?), I often receive thoughtful comments and emails from readers. It occurred to me that though I see these heartfelt notes all the time, you may not know just what a strong community you are a part of. 

So I want to give you a quick glimpse behind the curtain today. 

Many of our readers are mothers and fathers concerned about how the movements of the Church will affect their children; professors shaping young minds who need to be able to thoughtfully respond to the issues of the day on the fly; and parishioners who seek to understand what’s going on beyond Sunday Mass.

And some — a larger number than I would have guessed, based on the concentration of readers in Vatican City — are members of the clergy, the faithful men making decisions about how to lead their flocks. Not a few of these clergy are bishops, successors of the Apostles.

Just last month, I received an email from a priest letting me know he had just made a $100 donation and started a new monthly gift. Why?

He shared, “As a priest, I find your podcasts extremely helpful in writing my homilies. You are the best “Homily Service” without intending to be, bar none. Today’s podcast about AI is just one more example. Please continue the great work and service you are doing.”

Will you join the Spring Crisis Campaign with a gift in the amount that’s right for you today?

As you well know, and this reader comment confirms, the Catholic world needs a daily news website offering orthodox commentary on the issues afflicting the Church and political sphere today — but we simply cannot keep this service strong without you. 

Thank you to all who have given so far. If you haven’t yet made your Spring contribution, time is running out!

I hope you’ll join us. I mean it when I say every gift counts. Whether you can set aside $10 or $15 a month, toss an additional $50 in the Crisis basket, or even cover the cost for other readers through a $500 or $1,000 gift, your support matters.

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Thank you, again, to all of you who are already supporting Crisis as donors and especially to all of you who are supporting this mission through prayer.God Bless You,

Eric Sammons
Editor-in-Chief

P.S. Remember, our Spring Crisis Campaign ends on midnight this Friday! Donate today to join the crucial $100,000 Spring Crisis Campaign before the deadline >>

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    Eric Sammons is the editor-in-chief of Crisis Magazine.

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