Sunday, November 15, 2009

Charitable Giving Opportunities

ACCORDING TO Thomas Dubay, S.M.:
“Love, for the Gospel, is a self-sacrificing, willed concern for and giving to another, even if attraction and feeling are absent, and even if little or nothing is received in return.”
Following are causes that are either important to me, or to friends, or to members of my online community. If you are able....

View from the top of the old South Side National Bank Tower, in Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - Saint Francis de Sales Oratory

The Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest is raising money for my parish church, Saint Francis de Sales Oratory, which is in need of structural and cosmetic repair.  See Tradition for Tomorrow.

Kenrick-Glennon Seminary, in Shrewsbury, Missouri, USA

Support Kenrick-Glennon Seminary of the Archdiocese of Saint Louis. Due to a great increase in the number of seminarians, the building needs major improvements: Faith for the Future — 2009 Capital Campaign.

Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis, in Saint Louis, Missouri - exterior.jpg

Support the Archdiocese of Saint Louis, helping the schools, retired clergy, and various ministries: Annual Catholic Appeal.


Jake the Basset Hound is a sweet dog who needs surgery, and his owner Tina is selling gifts with his picture on it, and also doggie biscotti: Jake's Takes.

Carolina Cannonball of The Crescat is a single mom and struggling nursing student.  Help her out here: tipping... it ain't just for cows...

Joy Niklas sells handmade crocheted chapel veils/mantillas:

Carleigh Bedell is raising funds for her choir to visit Rome:  Saint Richard Youth Choir.

Mario Antonetti is a seminarian. You can donate on his website Sons of Lepanto.

The following priests are members of an Internet online community that I frequent:

Fr. Leo McDowell, a priest in Montana, has a website Deo Adiuvante.

Fr. Cory Sticha, Priest of the Diocese of Great Falls-Billings, Montana needs new vestments. Donate on his blog, Omne Quod Spirat, Laudet Dominum!
Click here for Fr. Cory's wish list.

Fr. John Zuhlsdorf, needs donations to feed the many hungry birds that flock to his feeder. The birds are a frequent subject of his Z-Cam. You can find a donation button on his blog:  What Does The Prayer Really Say?

Jeanne Simons is a friend of mine from college who was recently in the Dominican Republic documenting the poverty found among children. Click to help: Saint Ephrem Mission.


Support Rome of the West by purchasing my book, Catholic St. Louis: A Pictorial History, with text by prominent historian Fr. William Barnaby Faherty S.J.  I am also available for speaking engagements. Please email me for arrangements; see the sidebar for contact information.

I am raising funds to cover travel expenses so that I can do photography for upcoming publications. For this purposes I am accepting donations:

If you are feeling exceptionally generous, click here for my wishful thinking list on!