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Caption Contest: Catholic Courier – Annual Subscription

January 14th, 2012, Promulgated by Ben Anderson

The blacked out parts are personal information.

I’m wondering if someone could help me find the checkbox for “No, thank you. I do not wish to receive the Catholic Courier and I would prefer my parish keep the $20”. Can you help me find it? Or perhaps you have a caption of your own you’d like to share.

UPDATE: The missing fact that makes this interesting (and which I failed to mention initially) is that if you don’t pay your bill for the lapdog, dissenting, divisive newspaper which you never signed up for, then the DOR takes it from your parish anyway. At least that’s how it was 5 years ago, so I’m assuming it still is.

DISCLAIMER: Certainly there are individuals who do noble work for the Courier. My disdain for the Courier is the general lack of balance in regard to reporting local stories as well as giving voice to national columnists who grossly misrepresent Catholicism and who are thinly veiled voices for progressive politics.

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13 Responses to “Caption Contest: Catholic Courier – Annual Subscription”

  1. avatar Ludwig says:

    Make the check payable to one Michael Voris.

  2. avatar Dr. K says:

    question, not a caption: Doesn’t the DoR charge parishes for the cost of the Catholic Courier?

  3. avatar Ben Anderson says:

    Yes, that was the assumption this post was based on – that you don’t have a choice. They’re sending a bill without allowing for you to opt out.

  4. avatar Jim says:

    Guess this is the only way the Courier gets its money. There are so many other places more noble than this that could be funded. Add check boxes for: The SAVE STA committee, The St. Irenaeus Study Center, The Woman’s Care Center (Catholic Pro-Life Center) in Charlotte…I could go on…

  5. avatar Abaccio says:

    Also, four more worthy places to send your money than the courier:
    McDonald’s
    Gen 2012 PAC
    Buy Abaccio a Lamborghini fund
    Flushing it down the toilet

  6. avatar Scott W. says:

    “Check here to contribute to diocesan tax-farming dressed up as a subscription fee.”

  7. avatar jetscubs86 says:

    There is an opt out for the Catholic Courier. It’s called don’t put money in the envelope marked “Catholic Courier”.

  8. avatar Ben Anderson says:

    There is an opt out for the Catholic Courier. It’s called don’t put money in the envelope marked “Catholic Courier”.

    Does that work? I’ve never paid explicitly for the Courier. Also, the one and only parish financial report review I attended, I was told that the parish pays for everyone’s Courier subscription and there’s no way to opt out. I’m certainly open to correcting this post if someone can show me that’s not true.

  9. avatar Sassy says:

    Instead of *Amount Enclosed* I would cross out and write *Amount Requested*. Then again, they couldn’t pay me enough to read that publication…if one can even call it that.

  10. avatar Richard Thomas says:

    As more and more people leave the church in Ra Cha Cha, the less the finaicial burden on the parishes to pay the “Tea tax” for the Courier! No taxation for heretetical persuation

  11. avatar Raymond F. Rice says:

    “Does that work? I’ve never paid explicitly for the Courier. Also, the one and only parish financial report review I attended, I was told that the parish pays for everyone’s Courier subscription and there’s no way to opt out. I’m certainly open to correcting this post if someone can show me that’s not true.”

    Just told them no envelopes so I don’t get the Currier. Put a small amount in the Collection on Sundays and send the bigger donations to places that feed the poor like the CFR men/friars.

  12. avatar Richard Thomas says:

    It is obvious the local Catholic newspaper is the mouthpeace of the residing bishop. IT’s too bad that this paper was used to promote heresy.

  13. avatar RochChaCha says:

    Each parish must pay a fee based on the number of parishoners. Even if you do not put money in the Catholic Courier envelope, the parish still pays for you and the Courier gets its funding. Did you think it would have been designed any other way?


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