Cast your mind back to the media frenzy against Archbishop Burke resulting from his principled decision to resign from the Cardinal Glennon Hospital Board
to protest its public collaboration with pro-abortion, pro-embryonic stem cell research singer Sheryl Crow. At the time, the rallying cry of those disaffected “Catholics”
who were soooooooooooo upset was to “show” the Archbishop by refusing to donate to the Annual Catholic Appeal. Less publicly, supporters of the good Archbishop were determined to make it a success. The result?
Annual Catholic Appeal raises highest total ever
The appeal raised over 12.6 million, exceeding the Archbishop’s goal by about $850,000. Now the article mentions that the actual number of participants who donated any amount went down. Is that because the protesters held back their usual $5 donation? Just kidding: the trend of downward numbers is a long term trend throughout the U.S. But the average donation amount increased significantly.
A well-deserved sign of support for a brave Archbishop who leads his flock. Please keep him and his intentions in your prayers.