Annual Appeal: The Tower Must Not Fall
“The world changes, and all that once was strong now proves unsure. How shall any tower withstand such numbers and such reckless hate?”
-The Two Towers, J.R.R. Tolkien
Lately we seem to be watching the news with ever greater alarm, bombarded by more and more outrageous images, radical revolutions, and videos of pure inhumanity that chillingly resemble Thomas Cole’s 1836 painting The Course of Empire: Destruction.
In response to the madness around us, we may be internally despairing, or raging, or avoiding it all. We may cancel or boycott companies that undermine our values. We may empty the store shelves out of determination or defiance. And starved for justice and truth, we may donate to firebrand commentators or channels who “tell it like it is.”
Those actions certainly have their place, but as Catholics, our eyes are always, always fixed on Christ first and last. And this applies not only in the battles in the public square but also in the battles that rage in our very hearts.
Because we know, as few others seem to, that it is the same battle.
And under these odds, how could we poor sinners hope to prevail over the Enemy without the sacraments? Without Holy Communion to strengthen us, Confession to cleanse us? Without hands consecrated in Holy Orders? Without the graces and fruits of Matrimony?
This is not a time to run from a fight.
It is a time to marshal our resources, to be prudent about where we spend our money and where we invest our time, and to not allow the headlines to succeed in distracting us from what is truly important.
The Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter asks for your support in our Annual Appeal—our most important fundraiser for helping us train more priests to say the Traditional Latin Mass. More priests mean more sacraments, more graces, more relief for those suffering and burdened by sin, more prayer to fortify the Church militant during its trials, and more voices to speak in defense of God’s eternal law over the fleeting dictates of men.
We stand unapologetically for Holy Mother Church. We stand for the Faith and the Sacred Liturgy of our Fathers—unadulterated, unchanging, and unswayed from its divinely given mission by any civil power or revolutionary threat.
If you stand with us, we invite you to help us in this spiritual battle, to pray for our priests and give us the tools we need to keep the glorious tower of Catholic tradition intact as the refuge of the faithful and as an unconquerable beacon to the rest of humanity, shining the blazing light of Christ into an ever-darkening world.
July 21, 2020