Thursday, August 3, 2017

Do you have a moment?


For those who do not know me, I am Fr. John, an Old Roman Catholic cleric, ultraconservative, traditionalist, twitter curmudgeon. I have been a reactionary for virtually my entire life, but I have been involved with the twitter incarnation of the Alt-Right, far-right, or what have you for the last couple of years or so. I operate a weekly study group for Alt-Right/Traditionalist Catholics through twitter wherein we read and discuss the Bible, Catechism of St. Pius X, the writings of St. Thomas Aquinas, and the like (Hello to each of you reading this), and I also keep my "DMs" open to anyone who has questions about faith or just needs to talk (Hello to each of you reading this). I absolutely love doing it and have met some wonderful, faithful people. From time to time, I can also be seen verbally sparring with liberals and such who misrepresent the faith or history. As an ORC cleric, I was allowed to marry my high school sweetheart and better half going on 19 years, and we have three beautiful children. If you listen to the gentlemen over at The Godcast (@thegodcasttjc), then you likely know that our youngest is but a few months old. You also likely know a bit about the fact that I have fallen somewhat on hard times; since Arthur of The Godcast was kind enough to discuss my situation on-air after my plight was brought to his attention. Thankfully, the Lord smiled on my family, and some donations did arrive due to Arthur's most kind and greatly appreciated efforts.

Still, my problems have persisted, and, though I am normally loathe to discuss such matters, some people dear to me have reminded me (repeatedly and forcefully) that even the Apostles had to look to the faithful to support their endeavors (1 Corinthians 9:3-11). That is why, today, I would ask that you look deep into your hearts and wallets to help me buy a $65 million personal jet (Source). Of course, that is just a bit of humor. What I really need your help for is to buy a $10.5 million mansion with six bedrooms, six bathrooms, three elevators, five fireplaces, a guest house, and pool house (Source). Again, just a little humor. In truth, I normally take on side work to augment my ministerial work so as to provide for my family, but, sadly, that has dried up right as doctor bills for the new baby have come due and insurance costs have gone up yet again. My family has been struggling to stay afloat after draining our savings and such, and, so rather than a private jet or a mansion, I come to you, dear faithful reader, in the hope that I and this little ministry have helped you in some way, pointed you in the right direction, or simply helped inform you on some topic of theology or history. I do not need $65 million, $10.5 million, or anything quite so luxurious. Rather, I need to find a way to raise an additional $600-$1,000 per month to make up for my lost income so that I can put food on the table, diapers on our wee one's behind, keep the electricity on, and continue "Bringing the faith to the AltRight" as one friend once put it. Seems like so little next to a private jet or mansion, no?

Now, you may be thinking that sounds like so much to ask of you, and it would be if I had sent this only to you individually and stared at you while you read it. Thankfully, however, my hope is that enough people will feel moved to donate just $5, $10, or $20 per month either through Patreon or PayPal,* either through these links or the buttons at the top right of this page, so that I do not have to select any one person to stare at while they re-read this. As a thank-you for your generosity, I would like to offer you my heartfelt thanks, my prayers, my appreciation, my family's appreciation, prayers said by tiny, adorable people for you, and more of my prayers including any personal prayer requests that you may have. I also commit to continue providing my services to any who require them, to continue (often inadvertently) kicking liberal hornets nests often with comical results, and to continue trying to build a better future my children and yours. Even if you do not decide to donate, thank you for taking the time to read it, and may God bless you and yours.


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