Despite our best efforts to rally last month, we came up 32% short of our August fundraising goal. We went into September with a shortfall, and as we near the mid-month mark, we are stalled at 11% of our September goal…and holding.
As I say to you every month, our donor base keeps this apostolate in business. But did you know that out of nearly 1.7 million readers who have come to enjoy what 1P5 has to offer, just 1,310 of them have supported us financially? 1,310 people have kept us alive, and have allowed us to become one of the most influential and most widely-read Catholic websites in the world. We can never offer them enough gratitude for what they have done.
If you have never made a contribution to our work, would you prayerfully consider doing so today? If you’re here, you know the value of the Catholic insight and analysis we provide. Please know that we simply can’t do it without your help.
We also understand that times are hard for many people. We know you’re struggling too. Even a gift of $5 or $10, however, makes an enormous difference if it comes from enough people. And if for some reason it’s simply impossible for you to do so, we ask again for your prayers that we will obtain the resources we need to pay all of our debts and satisfy our pressing obligations — and to continue to do more and better work than ever.
Our Lord says in Matthew’s Gospel, “Seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things will be added unto you.” I’ve referred to this before as the “Matthew 6:33 Principle,” and I stand by it. We strive every day to do His work, to seek His Kingdom and righteousness, and we hope and pray that He will send His instruments — instruments like you — to see to our temporal needs.
Please help us to meet our financial goal this month. Thank you and God bless you.
Steve Skojec is the Founding Publisher and Executive Director of OnePeterFive.com. He received his BA in Communications and Theology from Franciscan University of Steubenville in 2001. His commentary has appeared in The New York Times, USA Today, The Washington Post, The Washington Times, Crisis Magazine, EWTN, Huffington Post Live, The Fox News Channel, Foreign Policy, and the BBC. Steve and his wife Jamie have seven children.