My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Order Of Franciscans Ecumenical Inc, Oneonta, NY, USA
I am a married Catholic Priest. Fourteen years Seminary training, Twenty three years ministering as a High School teacher, Air Force Chaplain and Foreign missionary within the Roman Catholic Church, and thirty five years after that as a husband, father, and supporting myself & family. as an Ecumenical (not RC) priest.
Also, for the past fifteen years I have been ministering to an Ecumenical catholic Parish. All former Roman Catholics, we have retained all of the good and spiritually nourishing elements of the RC church while rising above the destructive forces within it.
the parish does not have to "worry about supporting Father and his wife & children",There is no reason why catholic Priests cannot minister and support themselves as "worker Priests"
If and when Priests are allowed to marry there will be thousands more Priests than there are now, all over the world. The work will be shared so there will be no need for the same few to be "on duty" 24/7 as the MYTH is now. Other professions that serve peoples needs do it. with great dedication and results. Why not Priests?
Optional celibacy is inevitable if the RC church is to survive.
I encourage all who care about the RC Church and want to remain within it to work and pray that the Pope, Cardinals & Bishops come to their senses and promote this sensible change while there is still time.
Father Terence M. McDonough
Review for Friends Of St Frances X Cabrini Inc, Scituate, MA, USA
This is a parish whose church was ordered closed by the Roman Catholic Archbishop in the fallout of the Roman Catholic Priest abuse scandals. This was a time when the Archdiocese, desperate for money was selling off Churches.The parishioners held vigil for 12.5 years in an attempt to have it reopened, to no avail.
After it was closed the parishioners moved to the Masonic Lodge a few miles from the parish.
They are a small active Ecumenical Catholic parish now with no financial support other than what the parishioners put in the collection box on Sunday.
They have hopes of building a small Chapel. Any help you can give will be greatly appreciated
Review for Abbey of Saint Mary Theotokos Inc, Oneonta, NY, USA
The Abbey of St. Mary Theotokos is fulfilling an urgent need in caring for children in Kenya. This organization is 100% worth supporting!