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 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 eight children. You can find more of his writing at his Substack, The Skojec File.
I’ve just made a small donation – only wish it could be more.
To those hesitating to click this site some support, I say: think for a moment about what it would be like if OnePeterFive were just not there. Tomorrow, you hit the bookmark in your favourites list and … it’s gone!
I mean, here we are in one of the greatest crises in the Church, a time of massive confusion amongst even well-meaning Catholics, many of them our friends or our relatives – and here is this site that just nails the issues, week in, week out. That kind of consistent quality journalism takes not only great wisdom, but a huge amount of work and time behind the scenes.
OK, so to those of us who now access OPF at least twice a week and come away with insights, valuable info and talking points in our various apostolates, let me double down…
“What am I doing NOT supporting OPF in whatever way I can? I’m a Catholic! Is not the labourer worthy of his hire?”
Perhaps in these times there’s a new Work of Mercy for people like Steve: Bolster the Blogger.
God bless, OPF.
If only PayPal & Visa didn’t support Planned Parenthood I am sure your takings for the year would be covered comfortably. It just isn’t conscionable to pay this way for obvious reasons. There needs to be a way found around this problem urgently. I try to avoid buying anything from a known source of funding for this abortion clinic. It’s too bad that Catholic websites are so affected by this, as well as those selling religious sacramentals & Mass stipends but it would be totally hypocritical to use either of these methods of payment and would fly in the face of those wonderful Pro Life campaigners who are out in all weathers to protest their existence. What about Western Union or Giro? I don’t know what fees they attach but maybe not any more than PayPal or Visa/Mastercard.
Mail a check! I’m sure Steve would be willing to give you his address if you email him so you can donate!
Cheques have been done away with in Spain for a very long time now. It is all credit card, that’s the problem. I’m surprised they are still in use in the USA.
Bitcoin is for making money, not giving it away.
I take it that no-one else here has a problem with PayPal/Visa/Mastercard/Planned Parenthood besides myself, so there will be no further protests about Planned Parenthood & you will continue to buy from those supporting it because you want their product & it is easy.
I’ve read online about alternatives but they only apply to America. If IP5 can sort this out it would be a great boost, not only for themselves, but for those who genuinely would like to support them but are held back by the present situation.
What are you talking about? Bitcoin is an easy way to make money transfers internationally.
I’d love to implement an alternative, but I frankly just don’t have the time to identify, install, and implement. It’s not just about the payment gateway, it’s about the donor software, the accounting information, and the number of donors who would prefer to keep using a system that they’re comfortable with.
I don’t have anyone I can task this to. As long as it’s on my plate, it is (for now) on the back burner. I’m already doing too many things.
Ann Barnhardt writes about a new service that she’s so far pleased with.
I understand your position. Maybe one day it will be resolved. The more that protest about these companies donating to PP & the bad publicity it gets them, the easier it will be for them to stop. A lot have dropped out & others were on a list of donors who said they never donated & had contacted PP to take them of their list. We’ll keep praying & hoping that this will come about soon, but the true antidote is for the public to stop using the services & products of those who do donate.
I’d email Steve and see what you can do! They’re still in use here, though not often. I use them to pay rent, but I use cashier’s checks from the bank directly.
Hi Ana, you can use currencyfair https://www.currencyfair.com/ to transfer funds from Spain to the USA a lot cheaper than using the banks directly. God bless. John