VIDEO: What are Planning Areas?

Planning Areas seem to be a Catholic version of what gerrymandering is in politics. Your parish is compared to a group of parishes that they selected, not necessarily based on location or proximity. The decision to close or keep parishes is then being based upon certain data points. The problem is that these decisions could be based on different data points for every planning area! This allows them to cherry-pick which parishes to keep or close. It’s time to ask your parish priest and those 3-7 parishioners on the All Things New committee to share ALL the data from your parish, as well as to ask for ALL the data for the ENTIRE archdiocese. What do they have to hide? We are the Catholic faithful.

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VIDEO: Plea to our priests–Are you doing everything God is calling you to do to be saints?

Video plea to all priests of the Archdiocese first and foremost, as well of all lay Catholics:
Are you doing everything that God is calling you to do to be a saint?
Priests, we pray for you daily. We understand the spiritual attack that spiritual fatherhood, as well as fatherhood, is under. But are you listening to what God wants you to do, even if it is difficult for you?
“For the gifts and the call are irrevocable” (Romans 11:29)
St. Joachim, pray for us!More

VIDEO: Show Me the Data, Catholic Leadership Institute

I wrote directly to both Catholic Leadership Institute (CLI) and to a Bishop on the Board of CLI to ask for the measurable data that CLI speaks about on their website ( https://www.catholicleaders.org/) which supposedly shows an increase in both Mass attendance and collection plate at their “next generation parishes”. Two months later, there has been no response. Why won’t they share the data? Our Archbishop and the Bishop on CLI’s Board both believe that CLI should share this data. So Catholic Leadership Institute — SHOW US THE DATA!More

VIDEO: St. Clare of Assisi, Pray for Us!

St. Clare cared about glorifying God and saving souls, and she relied fully and completely on God with true reverence for the Eucharist. Like St. Clare, we must rely on God’s plan, as opposed to man’s plan. God is infinitely merciful AND perfectly just. If there is anything in “All Things New” that doesn’t follow Church law or Church teaching, we will all be held accountable for not speaking up and pushing back against it. The timing of the completion of “All Things New” on Pentecost 2023 is tied to the timing of the wrap up of the “Synod on Synodality” in the Catholic Church. If the results of the German Synod on Synodality is a preview of what is coming, we should all be very concerned! Even Pope Francis has said the German Synod went too far. If you love Fr. Chris Martin, please urge him to follow Church law and Church teaching when making plans for “All Things New” so we don’t end up with draconian and irreparable changes to our archdiocese. More

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