The Future of Catholic Exchange

How do I keep my kids Catholic? 

How can I share my Faith
in the workforce without alienating my friends? 

How can I develop a deeper, richer spiritual life?

These are not easy questions to answer—and the answers are even harder to live by.

You and I must be vigilant in protecting our homes and families from a pervasive secularism that smiles at Miley Cyrus while ostracizing voices for traditional Catholic values.

Perhaps you, like me, struggle to stay on the offense because you’re too busy playing defense.  We’re scrambling to put out spiritual fires, only hoping that through God’s mercy we can one day catch a glimpse of heaven.

These are not battles we can fight alone.  Saint after saint tells us what we must do—immerse ourselves not only in prayer and the sacraments, but also in good spiritual reading that gives us confidence, consolation, and encouragement.

That’s why each day Catholic Exchange gives you the knowledge, insights, and guidance you need to overcome obstacles and lead a life of faith—and the tools you need to fortify yourself and your family for the spiritual struggles that are sure to come.

But as the work of the Evil One expands, so must ours.  It is imperative that Catholic Exchange surge forward in the number of souls she reaches with spiritual guidance and help—and we need your help.

To do this, we are required to undertake two tasks:

First, we need to bring greater variety to our content, adding more writers and expanding into new areas that are important to Catholics mothers and fathers . . . single and divorced Catholics . . . poor souls facing serious challenges such as illness or troubled marriages . . . men and women trying to overcome a life of sin . . . people indifferent to religion . . . and those struggling to bring souls into—or back into—the Church.

Second, we need to double readership through an aggressive marketing effort and make Catholic Exchange an even stronger and louder voice for those seeking to grow in holiness.

With your help, we will strengthen our presence in social media, increase our email subscribers, and target men and women who are searching for the soul-saving content we produce each day.

Over the past year we have carefully invested and tested various marketing techniques.  We know what’s effective, and now we’re ready to greatly expand these efforts and reach tens of thousands of new souls with the spiritual help and encouragement they need.

To expand the content and readership of Catholic Exchange—and to cover even the basic costs of operating Catholic Exchange—requires a substantial financial investment of $30,000 this winter.

In the campaigns that we’ve run this week, we’ve raised only $10,000.  That’s nowhere near the amount we need to keep Catholic Exchange alive, much less grow it!

So I have no choice but to turn to you again and ask for your tax-deductible financial support.

As I’ve said before, Sophia Institute Press already absorbs all of the overhead costs of operating Catholic Exchange. That means that…

100% OF EVERY DOLLAR you give will go to guiding souls to Christ and nurturing in them—and you—a profound love for Our Lord.

$5,000 a month is all we need.

Could you sponsor the month of January for us by sending $5,000?  Or half of January for $2,500?

Can you give $1,000, or $500, $250, or even $100, $50 or $25?

Or might you go to our website at this link and become a monthly donor, which helps us now and helps us plan for the future? $100 a month? Could you afford $50 or $25 per month?  How about even $10 or $5.

Anything you give will help.  No amount is too large—and no amount too small.

And whether or not you contribute, please pray for our apostolate.

Thank you, and may God bless you!

Charlie McKinney
President

 

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If you prefer to donate by mail, you may send a check to:

Catholic Exchange
PO Box 5284
Manchester, NH 03108

You may also make a donation by phone:

1-800-888-9344

Charlie McKinney

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Charlie McKinney is the President of Catholic Exchange.

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  • Susan

    Can you send money from the UK? I love Catholic Exchange.

  • KW

    Would you consider accepting donations via PayPal?
    Thank you, and Merry Christmas!

  • catholicexchange

    Absolutely! We have this link set up and we appreciate your inquiry. Merry Christmas to you and we hope there is much joy in your house.

    https://www.paypal.com/us/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_flow&SESSION=DbWCSgqXib-2gUEIVap9GPax9qlA6eDFZFSvh-Q9S9Vwt0LwxvnSCSSpi20&dispatch=5885d80a13c0db1f8e263663d3faee8def8934b92a630e40b7fef61ab7e9fe63

  • LRC

    There are so many Catholic websites that deal with mainstream issues – that means the issues of society that the media chooses to assert in a continual fashion, not because it is news and important, but because it frustrates, infuriates, and divides the communion of man – and there is only so much money to support such websites.

    It would be refreshing to see a Catholic website deal with purely spiritual matters and the social teaching of Christ. One would think with Pope Francis at the helm, Catholic websites would get a clue or their errant path. When the supernatural is gone out of Christianity and its all about the issues, people are left to fight it out amongst themselves; division. Take a read of this article at Patheos:

    http://www.patheos.com/blogs/standingonmyhead/2013/12/de-mythologizing-the-default-setting.html

  • catholicexchange

    LRC, thank you for your comments. I always appreciate readers sharing their insight as we exist for you.

    We certainly try to strike the right balance. Our most popular articles are about understanding the faith and also learning to grow deeper in the spiritual life. We also live in the world and sometimes think items of the mainstream are important to know and to respond to. As well, we try to emphasize a richer knowledge of the saints so that we, readers and writers alike, can hold up an example of how we can better live.

    Once more, I do appreciate your insight. Please do feel free to email me any time you have an idea or would like to see something more. My email is editor@catholicexchange.com and I am always available.

    God bless you during the season of Advent and have Merry Christmas!

    Michael J. Lichens

  • jo

    I also read Spiritdaily and they have at least 50 or more links to other sites that probably pay a stipend for their name being on it. Maybe CE could do that also?

  • KW

    Hello,
    Thank you; I tried the link, and got an error message saying that the last transaction could not be completed. I’d happily make a donation; do you perhaps have an e-mail address I could use to just send a donation directly via PayPal (i.e., not via the link)?
    Thank you, and Merry Christmas!

  • catholicexchange

    Thank you. Sorry about that. You can also try contributions@sophiainstitute.com

    If that doesn’t work, please do feel free to correspond with me at editor@catholicexchange.com

  • KW

    That worked! Thank you, and Merry Christmas!

  • KW

    That worked! Thank you, and Merry Christmas!

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