We give value for money
Our work produces documents on the women priests’ issue
which, once copied and edited, are added to our permanent collection. We are
building up a library, accessible through the Internet. We are not
presenting temporary texts that soon will be out of date.
Your donation pays for the central office facilities that enable our
50+ volunteers to work for our web site without demanding pay. Our annual costs
are £ 50,000 ($ 75,000), but it enables us to benefit from free work
equivalent to at least £ 110,000 ($ 165,000) a year.
Our statistics show
that our web sites attract about half a million visitors a year. Between them
they read and download 3,000,000 texts a year. These figures will increase
dramatically, with our translations catching on. Already more than 644
Church-related and other sites have put a link to us.
We offer information in
fifteen major languages. Since we concentrate on providing solid
information, we contribute to future reform of the whole Church in a
substantial way. No change will be possible without a thorough re-education.
The discussion on women priests will move through various stages:
getting Church authorities to re-consider the ordination of women, preparing
the faithful for this change, helping the recruitment and insertion of women
candidates into the priestly ministry. During all those stages our basic
documents will retain their value, even if the emphasis of presentation may
need to be adapted in the course of time.
From our mailbag
“Your pages are well done. They are
informative, attractive and professional looking. They are also easy to
navigate. But the important thing is the content. It gives me so much hope! It
saves my faith. Please, don’t give up. We need this source of light in
the Church.” Daniel, Canada
“ Catholics in Australia were enjoying a relaxed
clergy more in touch with this modern world during the time of our last
two Cardinals. Now we have very trad Bishops, and clashes abound. We
Australians are a funny lot.... fiercely independent, not afraid to speak our
minds, having little respect for authority and a distaste for being
told what to do. Not unlike the Irish when you think about it ... Don
’ t give up!” Nancy, Melbourne