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Friends of Novus Ordo Watch:
A Request for Help
Dear Friends of Novus Ordo Watch:
This is one of those posts no one likes to write, but circumstances make it necessary, and we hope you will not simply click away.
As the apostasy in Rome advances at rapid speed, Novus Ordo Watch has stepped up its efforts as well. To this end, we have recently undergone some serious and meaningful upgrades: We have incorporated as a non-profit organization, we now employ one person full time, and we have rebuilt the entire web site from scratch, making our informational content more accessible while delivering a crisper, more professional look utilizing a more user-friendly interface. In addition, we have a YouTube channel and maintain busy social media accounts at Twitter and Facebook. We correspond one-on-one with people seeking direction in these difficult times, we moderate a Disqus combox on this site, and we produce a professional podcast. We also try to keep up with interesting posts across the entire Novus Ordo, semi-trad, and sedevacantist blogosphere and continually navigate our way through various developments in the Novus Ordo world. Most of all, we strive to always be on top of breaking news that pertains to the Vatican and the Novus Ordo Sect at large, which we deliver mainly through our Twitter account.
In short: We’ve been doing an incredible amount of work lately, and we hope you have benefited from it. Our intent is very much to continue at full throttle and in fact shift into even higher gear; the good of souls and the dire situation in the world and the Church demand it. We have some really great and loyal monthly and occasional benefactors to whom we extend our sincerest gratitude. Without them, we would not be where we are today!
The only problem is: It’s not quite enough just yet, and that’s why we ask for your assistance.
No, don’t worry: Novus Ordo Watch will not become a “for pay” web site. It will always be free. Our target audience is the very people we could never reach if we made it into a subscription-based site. We want the information we present to get out and be spread, not hold it inside or restrict access to only a few.
The fact is this: If everyone who frequently visits this web site only gave $2 a month (=7 cents a day), no fundraisers at all would be necessary. Please keep in mind: Unlike many other web sites, ours has no annoying ads, no floating pop-ups, and no blinking banners vying for your attention. We’d like to keep it that way.
We don’t have a huge budget, but we all have to eat and “the labourer is worthy of his hire” (Lk 10:7). Then we have to pay taxes and spend money also on web hosting, cybersecurity, software, podcast hosting, books and magazine subscriptions, occasional legal and professional fees, and so forth. Setting aside some money for inevitable equipment upgrades in the future is a good idea, too.
We hope we have demonstrated that we are not just talk but action. We are about getting things done, and we do. Consider all the content we have produced over the years, and especially the new site design, which required countless hours of work, and for which we had to enlist some professional help. At Novus Ordo Watch we want to deliver first and ask for support only after the fact; we do not want to ask for money up-front while people have no guarantee that their money will actually help produce something worthwhile.
So, “after the fact” is now. Look around this web site. It’s all free for you, and we are happy that it is. But at the end of the day, someone has to pay for it, and it is best if we all chip in a little bit so everyone can benefit. To this end, we have gone through the trouble of obtaining tax-exempt status with the Internal Revenue Service. This means that if you are in the United States and make a donation to Novus Ordo Watch, your donation is tax-deductible to the full extent allowed by U.S. law. We have also tried to make things as convenient for donors as possible in terms of payment methods accepted: You can donate by credit card, debit card, bank account, personal check, money order, or Paypal account. (If there is an interest in donating by mobile phone text message, we can set that up as well.) It is also very easy to make your donation recur automatically (once a month) so you can set it up once and forget about it. Monthly donations, even of a smaller amount, are very helpful to us because they give us an idea of how much money will be coming in on a regular basis.
By supporting Novus Ordo Watch, you are helping David fight Goliath (cf. 1 Kgs [1 Sam] 17:37-51), so to speak. Our opposition is huge and well-funded, either absolutely or relatively speaking. Think of the countless news and commentary outlets, the magazines, the TV and radio shows, the media productions, blogs, forums, and web sites the Vatican II Sect has in all its various branches (hardcore Novus Ordo, conservative Novus Ordo, semi-traditionalist). They have plenty of staff, resources, and connections. We sedevacantists have very little. At Novus Ordo Watch we are making an effort to do what we can, we just cannot do it alone.
Please consider also that there are a number of people who benefit from our web site but are unable to help out financially. If you are of sufficient means, please consider that such folks rely on people like you. Your support ultimately benefits not only yourself but also, and perhaps especially, others. You may be a long-time sedevacantist and already know all the things we say day in and day out on this site, but many people are seeing the evidence against the Vatican II Sect for the first time. More and more people are “waking up” and starting to see the light — we know this from the emails we get — so by supporting us financially, you can aid in the conversion of many, which, in turn, strengthens Sedevacantism as a whole and indirectly helps support and grow sedevacantist parishes, seminaries, religious orders, and communities around the globe. This is the beauty of it: Supporting Novus Ordo Watch does not mean taking money away from other sedevacantist causes but actually multiplies that support in the long run.
Keep in mind that anything given out of love for Christ will be rewarded by Him: “…as long as you did it to one of these my least brethren, you did it to me” (Mt 25:40). Our earthly possessions are thus turned into heavenly treasure, “where no thief approacheth, nor moth corrupteth” (Lk 12:33). Blessed be God!
For those who are still reluctant, or who think that they will indeed contribute one day but “not yet”, we would like to ask you: Don’t delay. The time to help is now, while you still can. The situation in our world and in our society is deteriorating quickly — just look at the daily news. Who knows how much longer the Gospel will enjoy freedom in this country. The powers of this world do not look kindly upon the true Faith, and what we have taken for granted for many decades may very well come to an abrupt end soon. We are but days away from a presidential election that could seriously and quickly change things for the worse. So, please, do not assume there will be a tomorrow. There may not be, or at least not for you or for us, since we all have an expiration date built into our earthly lives. So, let us not be foolish like the virgins who did not take enough oil for their lamps with them (see Mt 25:1-13). “Behold, now is the acceptable time” for salvation, says St. Paul (2 Cor 6:2), and surely this is true also for works of charity.
If you are able and willing to provide us with financial assistance (any amount is appreciated!), please choose your preferred option below:
- Use WePay — To make a secure online donation using a credit card, debit card, or an ACH bank transfer through WePay, please click the blue DONATE button below (you will have the option of making a one-time donation or making it automatically recur every month):
- Use PayPal — To make a secure online donation using your PayPal balance or using a credit card, debit card, or an ACH bank transfer through the PayPal processing service, please click the PayPal DONATE button below (you will have the option of making a one-time donation or making it automatically recur every month):
- Contribute by check or money order — If you prefer to mail a check or money order instead, please CLICK HERE and then scroll down for instructions
Yes, there are also some other ways you can support Novus Ordo Watch that do not involve money, but don’t forget that money is needed as well. In the near future we will have a book giveaway (raffle) to show our appreciation for our visitors, and we also plan on opening soon a fun little online gear shop that will offer promotional items with the Novus Ordo Watch logo and sedevacantist slogans so you can take the truth about the Vatican II Sect into the streets and into the office.
Rest assured, are not interested in constantly running funddrives or anything of the kind, like some other web sites do. In fact, we don’t want to fundraise at all, because the less time we have to spend on raising funds, the more we can focus on doing the actual work: researching, writing, podcasting, monitoring, debating, refuting, directing others. Indeed, the time spent on this fundraising post could have been spent slamming Francis and educating good-willed souls about the apostasy of the Vatican II Church! With your help, you won’t see any more posts like this in the future. (If you would like to help but prefer to contribute tangible items rather than money, you can do so by gifting us items from this book list to help us expand our research library.)
So, please, put us to work. Help us continue doing what we’ve been doing, and more. Thank you for all of your support, your prayers, and your loyalty. God bless you.
Image source: Flickr (Philip Brewer)
License: CC BY 2.0