If You’re Ready to Withhold Donations, Join US

Voice from the Desert

November 2, 2008

A group of reform-minded Roman Catholics has had to it up to here with irresponsible, unaccountable bishops. The group advocates that all Catholics “Send the Bishops a Message” by withholding financial support, whether it is cash, check or credit cards, on designated “Withholding Sundays.”

The continuing failure of Catholic Church officials to protect our kids and provide acceptable levels of stewardship for our hard-earned donations compels us to take this action. These officials shield predator priests. They adamantly refuse to accept responsibility for their grave moral failures in the clergy sex abuse crisis. They promise to release documents as part of legal settlements with clergy sex abuse victims and then they go back on their word. They repeatedly “apologize,” but neither admit covering up sex crimes against children nor accept their part in the grave scandal brought down upon Catholics everywhere. They continue to do business, including the management, or mismanagement, of Church finances, in secrecy.

If you agree that now is the time for sending a message to the bishops in the only language they understand—MONEY, then go to our website at and join our campaign against irresponsibility and secrecy.


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