National Catholic Register


A Great Opportunity for Lenten Almsgiving to a Good Cause

BY Mark Shea

| Posted 3/14/11 at 3:00 AM


Dale Ahlquist, president of the American Chesterton Society, has a wonderful new opportunity for us to give Lenten alms in support of some terrific kids who are getting a first rate education at the Chesterton Academy.  He scribbleth:

For your penance (and to get you started on your Lenten almsgiving), please make a donation to Chesterton Academy. There is a challenge grant going right now, so your gift will be doubled. It is a great opportunity for this marvelous new high school.  You can donate here:

Let me just add that I have had a chance to visit the Academy and they are doing first-rate work in forming young hearts and minds in the Catholic spiritual, moral and intellectual tradition. If you really want to take a stand on behalf of children, the future of the Church in America and the world, and on behalf of the kingdom, you can hardly do better than to support this wonderful and worthy enterprise. It’s even a spiritual work of mercy (“Instructing the Ignorant”). Plus, it’s a challenge grant, so you get more bang for the buck and rubble for the ruble!  What’s not to love?