Dear OnePeterFive donors, readers and supporters,
As we have described in our new editorial stance, we aim to help the Traditional movement by promoting and imitating the crusading spirit of forefathers in the movement.
The heart and soul of our crusade – and the crusade of our fathers – is the Crusade of Eucharistic Reparation. This is why they fought and died passing down to us the ancient Roman Rite, the Latin Mass, against the attacks of enemies inside the Church. This is the soul of our online journal. (By the way, this Friday is a first Friday – join this spiritual Crusade!)
This spiritual aspect is the most important aspect, which we have focused on first after the renewed attacks on the Holy Mass by means of Traditionis Custodes.
This is the first phase of the crusade. Today we announce the second phase.
What Makes a Crusade Fail?
If you study the history of the crusades, you know that one of the main issues that plagued the crusades was this: lack of money.
We just published an article a few weeks ago about the history of one of the crusades and how it ended in a disaster due to issues with money.
Our crusade is no different – we need your financial support.
After our appeal to join the Crusade spiritually, we now appeal, under the patronage of Our Lady of Fatima and St. Joseph the Worker this month, for your financial support.
The Needs of This Crusade
Now you probably know that OnePeterFive is “under new management” since last fall.
Let me explain a bit about the financial side of things.
In short, we want to keep OnePeterFive “crowdfunded.” This allows the online journal to be a part of the Traditional movement supported by Traditional Catholics themselves. It keeps out any “special interest” from dominating what we do, and keeps us speaking the hard truth, for the sake this crusade, faithful to our forefathers.
But here’s the other reality: OnePeterFive can only survive if it is crowdfunded.
Through our work with Crisis Publications, we are able to pool resources and maximize the effectiveness of charitable donations.
But at the end of the day, there’s just not enough money to keep OnePeterFive going forever like this.
We need financial partners and donors in this crusade to keep the content going free for all. This helps us convert new Catholics to our cause and spread the efforts of the Traditional movement across the internet.
We need your financial support to keep OnePeterFive producing this content. Not only that, but we need your financial support to expand this crusade. The third phase of this crusade is up to you.
The Brass Tacks
Now, it can get obnoxious when web sites run constant fundraising campaigns. While I appreciate that it costs money to run a site, it can often become overwhelming and draining to be constantly asked for money.
That’s why we are trying to keep our appeals down to twice a year, hoping to raise in those two months (May and December) everything we need to operate OnePeterFive for the rest of the year.
Here’s the brass tacks: we need to raise $80,000 to bridge the gap from the transfer of ownership to Crisis Publications and to cover the costs of operating OnePeterFive for the first half of the year.
We generally need to bring in $10,000 per month, or $120,000 per year, to cover staff costs, hosting, technical fees, accounting, and payments for featured writers.
As you can imagine, because we are unapologetically Traditional Catholic, we don’t attract large advertisers with deep pockets. Nor do we charge for the content we produce. As I said, we rely solely on you, the faithful, for sustaining our important work.
Will you please make a tax-deductible gift to OnePeterFive today? Ours is a critical voice for Holy Mother Church. Can you donate $10, $15, $25, $50, $100, or even $250 or $500?
Can you sponsor an entire week for $2,500, or even an entire month for $10,000?
Unfortunately, most people who gain from our content never donate. Perhaps they help the crusade in other ways, like the spiritual works and sharing our content. But I believe we can keep OnePeterFive “crowdfunded.”
If you enjoy and profit from the content that we offer, would you be willing to prayerfully consider a gift today?
By your financial support, you become a partner in this crusade that our forefathers started back when the Latin Mass was first attacked in the 1960s. There’s lots of work to be done, and we ask you now to help us fight this crusade, for the greater glory of God in the Most Blessed Sacrament.
See the podcast below to ask questions about all this and talk more about it live, later today:
Our Lady of Fatima, pray for us!
St. Joseph the Worker, pray for us!
T. S. Flanders
Timothy Flanders is the editor-in-chief of OnePeterFive. He is the author of City of God versus City of Man: The Battles of the Church from Antiquity to the Present and Introduction to the Holy Bible for Traditional Catholics. His writings have appeared at OnePeterFive and Crisis, as well as in Catholic Family News. In 2019 he founded The Meaning of Catholic, a lay apostolate dedicated to uniting Catholics against the enemies of Holy Church. He holds a degree in classical languages from Grand Valley State University and has done graduate work with the Catholic University of Ukraine. He lives in Michigan with his wife and six children.