For those of you who live in the diocese of Peoria, you received a print copy of the Catholic Post this past snowy weekend whether or not you actually subscribe to the Catholic Post. I knew this was the case when I heard from a lot more people than I usually do about my featured review this month of UnPlanned.
So what is that all about? Well, the Catholic Post is no longer subscription based, as you can read here. Instead, Peoria Bishop Jenky approved that "the print and digital efforts of the diocesan newspaper are now supported by contributions... The campaign’s goal is to better inform, inspire, and unite the diocese’s 65,000 households by sharing the newspaper’s information and inspiration in print and digitally as often as campaign revenue permits."
What this means is that people are encouraged to contribute to the ministry of The Catholic Post. This is much the way things work for our local Christian radio station, as well as public radio and television. It provides people an opportunity to support this vital work of the Church, and also provides the paper for those who might otherwise not be able to receive it.
The other day I signed up our family and donated to the campaign online. It couldn't be an easier process--it only took a few minutes-- much like online bill-paying or giving anywhere.
I encourage you to prayerfully consider joining me in supporting this campaign--there are a variety of levels of giving. If you have contributed so far, did you do so online or by mail (or in the collection basket at your church)? What do you think of the process?