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Show Me the Money!

September 21st, 2009, Promulgated by Dr. K

Clips from the “Keeping the Spirit Alive” video were just shown on the local NBC affiliate’s 11 o’clock newscast.

How embarrassing.

Update: The story can be accessed at this page using the flash movie player in the upper right corner. This, however, is not the entire story that aired on channel 10. The live story featured at least five more seconds of the tasteless controversial CMA video that would’ve appeared at the end of this 1:56 clip.

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10 Responses to “Show Me the Money!”

  1. What was the context — a commercial or part of a story?

  2. Dr. K says:

    It was part of a story about this year's CMA appeal. They mentioned the DoR unveiled a video to kick off its campaign, and they showed some clips of our guitarist friend singing on the steps of St. Stanislaus.

    Here is the story online. The clip can be accessed via the little flash player in the upper right corner.

    ~Dr. K

  3. Anonymous says:

    After watching this video clip, I was able to come to the following conclusions:

    1. Bishop Clark is a bumbling old fool who is completely out of his mind

    2. Bishop Clark and the DoR have no shame at all. Do they really need to run to NBC to beg for money? I think we hear about it enough from the pulpit and in our parish bulletins. Last thing we need is to advertise to the whole world, non Catholics included, that we need over 5 million dollars this year. Now everyone can laugh at us, and point out how money hungry the DoR really is.

    3. The Diocese is naive. We didn't reach the CMA goal last year, and this year they want even more money?

    4. Assumption in Fairport is quickly becoming the DoR's go to parish for any and all diocesan publicity. They would have been better off using that church as the cathedral and leaving the wrecking balls away from the Sacred Heart altar with tabernacle. Assumption is plain enough, and the tabernacle is already outside of the church proper.

    5. Again, they are expecting more money this year than last year, and this is after the DoR has made clear that it wants to close at least 3 Monroe County parishes. Sure, the St. Thomas people are going to be thrilled to empty their wallets. Not.

    Bishop Clark's retirement will be the happiest day of my existence, because it means we'll get a new bishop who will concentrate on saving souls, not dollars.

  4. Anonymous says:

    I am boycotting the ThanksGiving Appeal.

    Bishop Clark can't stand the name "THANKSGIVING APPEAL" because so many Catholics are tired of the begging and refused to donate money to the "THANKSGIVING APPEAL".

    No money for Bishop Clark. He just spent a million dollars of the parishioner's money renovating the Bishop's Mansion, so that he can live like a king.

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  5. Anonymous says:

    How much money will Clark Bar be donating personally this year? Will he give anything?

  6. Gen says:

    I believe Bishop Clark contributes his prayers to the CMA.

  7. Tony says:

    How much money was wasted on creating that sign for "Keeping the Spirit Alive"? How much to design all the graphics? How much for all the ad space? How much to produce the stupid music video? How much to pay the people who organize and run this whole money collecting scheme?

    Wouldn't this money be better used to save our struggling parishes?

  8. Anonymous says:

    Tony, they spend more money on the CMA Appeal than they do catholic Schools. It is shameful!

  9. scott says:

    My wife and I have never contributed to this travesty! The question though becomes, "where does the money come from if the parishes don't achieve their goals?" The answer is that the parishes are TAXED for the balance!! This is the ugly little secret that does not seem to be public knowledge.

  10. Scott is so right. Parishes pay one way or another. The tax is called the cathedricum. Some parishes have to go into the savings account to get the money.

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