Includes Socon or Bust Matched Amount
LAST UPDATE: Apr.15, 12:45PM
Well, despite all odds, Socon or Bust reached it’s $2,000 goal. Many thanks to all who contributed, especially Mary M. who kept coming back and donating on about 5 separate occasions! This is particularly remarkable considering that many people emailed me saying they had already previously donated to LSN.
Thank you to all who have donated to our campaign. The $1000 cheque to LSN, courtesy of our donors, will be in the mail Monday morning. Socon or Bust’s cheque for the other $1,000 cheque to Chalice will be mailed next week some time too.
Socon or Bust and its readers are very proud to serve the unborn and the poor, and bring back the real meaning of social justice to the Church. Amen!
As many of you are aware by now, the phrase “social justice” has become a little bit of a lightning rod lately. The phrase “social justice” sure sounds laudable and honourable, doesn’t it? Kind of like “human rights”. Who can be against “social justice” or “human rights” or “gender equity”? These jingos sure sound egalitarian and noble, but scratch the surface and it has a lot to do with economic Marxism, radical environmentalism, contraceptive sex, and abortion.
The sad truth is that genuine “social justice” has been seriously undermined in the Catholic Church for decades now. The official “social justice” organizations in the Catholic Church, which are run by well-paid Professional Catholics, have completely lost their bearings and ignore the inconvenient truth that they are enabling pro-abort radicals in the Global South and elsewhere, in order to advance their questionable social engineering and “gender mainstreaming” goals. Much like their theological cousins in the “Spirit of Vatican II” crowd, they have abandoned the unchanging moral truths which under gird the Catholic faith.
Well, it’s time to take back “social justice” from the ideology that has hijacked it and made it a mockery of its former self. It is possible, you know, to oppose abortion and stand with the poor and persecuted at the same time. They both have, after all, the same goal which is to preserve the dignity of the human person from conception to natural death. Beginning, in the middle, and at the end. Although Catholic teaching is clear, CanChurch still has not figured out that you can’t enable the killing at the ends in order to build up the middle. For a Catholic, it’s all or nothing at all – we stand for the whole spectrum of human life and we won’t broker deals or take shortcuts that appear to support one goal while undermining another.
To that end, we are asking Socon or Bust readers to participate in our little Lenten fundraiser here which we’ve called the Matching Dollar for Dollar “Alms not Abortion” Lenten Campaign.
On the “not Abortion” side, we ask readers to be generous to LifeSiteNews, the premier pro-life news service in the world. They have come under attack from within the Church itself on every front — from Development & Peace to Fr. Gravel who is suing them to Fr. Tom Rosica who just can’t seem to restrain himself whenever he is talking about them. If you’ve appreciated the modest work Socon or Bust has done over the last little while in defending life and family, be a good Taliban Catholic solider and hit the donate button below. Donors’ identities will be kept strictly confidential, so for all of Socon or Bust’s priest-fans out there: have no fear!
On the “alms” side, Socon or Bust will match every dollar that our readers contribute to LifeSiteNews and donate it to Chalice, a Catholic development and relief organization which does not enable pro-abortion activities, unlike the current official development and aid agency of CanChurch.
We do have a limit to what we can donate, but we’re challenging our readers to go for broke!