Saturday, May 12, 2012

“Mary’s Pence” At Loyola University In Chicago

“Mary’s Pence” reportedly celebrated its 25th anniversary on the campus of Loyola University in Chicago April 28. Mary’s Pence describes itself  as “a grassroots organization that directs donated resources to small women’s projects. Funding decisions are rooted in a Catholic tradition of social justice together with feminist values where all are welcome at the table.” In reality, however, Mary’s Pence is an organization whose work is often diametrically opposed to the Catholic Church and which awards grants to gay advocacy organizations and female ordination advocates. The organization’s name itself is, according to the National Catholic Reporter, a take-off on the church’s annual “Peter’s Pence” collection for the Vatican. In fact, keynote speaker and “founding mother” Edwina Gateley, reportedly recalled Mary’s Pence encouraging donors to put wooden nickels in the collection basket during the annual Peter’s Pence collection to indicate a donation was made to Mary’s Pence instead.
Link (here) to The Cardinal Newman Society to read the full story


Maria said...

For The Conversion Of Sinners

"But in the Church there are to be found those who profess they know God, but in their works deny Him; whose conduct shows that they have only a deformed faith; who, by sinning, become the dwelling-place of the devil, where the demon exercises uncontrolled dominion. Therefore do we pray that the kingdom of God may also come to them so that the darkness of sin being dispelled from around them, and their minds being illumined by the rays of the divine light, they may be restored to their lost dignity of children of God; that heresy and schism being removed, and all offences and causes of sins being eradicated from His kingdom, our heavenly Father may cleanse the floor of His Church; and that, worshipping God in piety and holiness, she may enjoy undisturbed peace and tranquillity."

The Catechism of the Council of Trent

Anonymous said...

I was not aware of Mary's Pence but, thanks to this post, I will be in touch with them to donate some $$. I stopped giving to bishops a long time ago.

Anonymous said...

Don't care where you donate your money. Don't care that you don't give money to bishops.

Anonymous said...

Given the number of abuser Jesuits that were sheltered at Loyola Chicago, you should donate it to a victim support fund.

Anonymous said...

I do donate to SNAP (and VOTF). Thank you very much.

But nothing to the bishops. Let them lobbying Congress with their own $$.