The Nun Justice Project is encouraging Catholics to pledge what they would have given to Peter’s Pence to a local community of nuns, instead. Peter’s Pence is a second collection usually taken up at the end of June. While the funds are said to go to the Pope’s charities, money has been known to go to Vatican operating expenses and there is no public accounting of the collection as would be expected of any other charity.
To date, over $86,000 has already been pledged by Catholics across the country in support of women religious!
The Peter’s Pence collection takes place on July 29, 2012 (Albany). Upstate NY CTA urges members to take three steps to make this action one of note.
1) Make a pledge on http://nunjustice.org/pledge/ to add your amount to the national total;
2) Download and print Peter’s Pence re-direction to Sisters 7-29-12 to be signed and placed in your collection basket to provide awareness to the diocese;
3) Send the actual money to a Religious Order of Women of your choice.
Also, view the LCWR thank you letter to the Augustinian Friars of Villanova for their support of LCWR