Dear Freinds. My name is Ken Doyle, I sing the Latin Mass at St Anthony's Church in Buffalo, NY.
Some are already aware that Catholic Journalist John Vennari (Catholic Family News), a Buffalo resident, has recently publically announced he is ill with cancer. Let us assist this warrior for Christ in his latest battle.
John's work has been an inspiration to countless numbers of Catholics for many years. Let us repay his efforts now with any material assistance, no matter how modest, we can afford at this time.
Your help in this matter, accompanied with prayers for John, would be appreciated beyond words.
Thank you all in advance.
John's public announcement can be read here:
Those that prefer to donate directly, via check, can do so at the following address:
2316 Delaware Ave, PMB 325
Buffalo, NY 14216
Do we know this Ken Doyle from a can of paint? Should we trust him to collect $5,000 for John Vennari? Yes? No? I honestly don't know.
Does anyone here know him? And why doesn't John Vennari set up a GoFundMe page himself? It's not like he's a priest who naturally has lay volunteers helping him. He's a famous name, yes, but he's not a priest.
What does John Vennari think of this? Does he trust Ken Doyle to do this fundraising for him? Maybe he does, maybe he doesn't.
I would recommend CathInfo members to go with that DIRECT option -- mail John Vennari a check directly.
And someone should verify that this is really John Vennari's address. I'm serious!
I know, I'm cynical. But I've seen too many scams and frauds in my time, even among Traditional Catholics. You'd be surprised just how much serious evil
dares to cross the thresholds of our Traditional Catholic chapels. We have to be careful and not naive.
Do you know how many scammers use "good causes" to steal their ill-gotten income? Relief for Tsunami victims, people with cancer, widows of murdered police officers, you name it. The causes are good, but the scammers TAKE ADVANTAGE of people's sympathy.Let's put it this way: how many of you imagine that your priest has heard these things in the confessional:
(Or, he SHOULD hear them, if the offenders had the good will to repent for their sins!)
Practicing the Occult
Serious fighting, causing someone to end up in the hospital
Birth Control use
AbortionIf you think to yourself, "Nah.... I doubt it!" then congratulations! You're still innocent and naive about how good and special Traditional Catholics are.
They might attend a better Mass, and maybe more of them "try to be good" compared with the general population (since they have to stand up for the Faith somewhat) but there is still plenty of sin, and I mean serious, grave sin.
Trad Catholics are still human, and among their number there are those guilty of a lot more serious sins than the commonplace "I got angry", "I was impatient", "I disobeyed my parents", "I was distracted during the Rosary", or "I shopped on Sunday".
Those are the kind of pecadillos or "fashionable" sins you don't care if people find out about, or they're things that most Catholics were guilty of at some point.
I'm not crazy for "even questioning" the legitimacy of this, since the person promoting it (Ken Doyle himself?) went ahead and posted it without even asking me. Now that's far from conclusive evidence, I'll admit. But in the past I've observed that super honest people usually ask for permission rather than forgiveness. Even if it's not technically required, they often ask me first.
But don't get me wrong -- I'd be questioning this even if he HAD asked for permission. We always have to question. We always have to be on our guard.