A Special Message From
An Urgent Christmas Appeal
As we enter into the reflective season of Advent, the Church, in her wisdom, urges us to ponder the four last things. The purpose of the National Catholic Register is to evaluate the challenges of our world in light of this last end. And in the light of eternity, we recognize the present struggles are often only “momentary light afflictions” (2 Corinthians 4:17) and “nothing compared with the glory to be revealed for us” (Romans 8:18).
Fortunately, in 2013, the Register saw its subscription numbers increase substantially, and advertising numbers also continued to rise. Our web outreach has touched more than four million people like you in more than 190 countries, and we were again voted the nation’s Best Catholic Newspaper in the About.com Readers’ Choice Awards. We were able to deliver top-notch coverage of Benedict’s resignation on our website and the entire process surrounding the selection of Pope Francis, and we brought you in-depth reporting on crucial government actions that directly affected the Church. All in all, 2013 was a successful year for our mission and for disseminating the Truth.
Unfortunately, in spite of our tireless efforts to bring you truth and light, we’ve experienced a decline in donations in 2013, and we need your help to make up for this shortfall — a shortfall of $280,000, which must be made up by the end of the year. Subscriptions and advertising revenues alone simply cannot cover all of our expenses.
What Is at Stake
This year, we witnessed an amazing time in Church history. Just in the last few months, we saw the partial invalidation of DOMA (Defense of Marriage Act) by the Supreme Court, and EWTN and the State of Alabama jointly filed a new lawsuit that stands up to the unjust HHS mandate that affects the unborn. Imagine if all of these events had occurred without the Register’s coverage. What if all you and other Catholics had to rely on to inform you of these events were secular newscasts and the mainstream media?
We want to be there to provide you, and many others, with the accurate and honest information that is needed to be able to look at these events through a truly Catholic lens. And you can help us.
Some people may ask, “What does my donation do for the Register?” Our answer: “More than you may think!”
Your donation will…
We Need Your Help!
Please keep in mind, while the Register is part of the EWTN family, we must raise our own funds to support our mission. We cannot underscore enough that subscriptions and advertising revenues do not cover all of our expenses. We have only reached 60% of our fundraising goal for 2013!
Whatever your gift — whether a monthly or single donation — please know that your generosity does not go unnoticed.
Blessed Advent and Merry Christmas!
Yours in Christ,
P.S. Don’t forget that your much-needed generosity at this time will help the Register to keep going strong in the coming year, and it is completely tax-deductible!
To donate by check, make your tax-deductible gift payable to the
National Catholic Register and send it to P.O. Box 100699, Irondale, AL 35210.
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For additional information on giving options, contact Meagan Robichaux at 205-278-8409 or mrobichaux at ewtn dot com.