Cleansing Fire

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CMA Allocations Revisited

October 2nd, 2009, Promulgated by Dr. K

I’m sure many remember a couple of week ago when it was noted here that more money would be going towards CMA overhead costs than Catholic schools in the 2009/10 Diocese of Rochester Catholic Ministries Appeal. Up until just recently, the percentages for the CMA allocations were available online at the following address: Well, this no longer is the case.

Thankfully, Cleansing Fire has saved a copy of these percentages. It is very important that people know where their money is going in this campaign, as it is with any charitable drive. Below is a screenshot of how the CMA allocation page appeared as of September 22nd, 2009. All the percentages that were posted are available in this image (click to view full size):

One can only wonder why these percentages are no longer available to those who are being asked to donate their hard earned money for this campaign. I hope that the reason is not because people might be upset to hear that a higher percentage of the drive’s goal (6%) will go to overhead costs than towards Catholic schools (5%). Especially taking into account that at least 13 Catholic schools were forced to shut down against the will of the people.

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10 Responses to “CMA Allocations Revisited”

  1. Anonymous says:

    You know, whenever my priests mentions the CMA in the bulletin or during his homily, he always speak about all the good programs that are supported. He doesn't, however, mention that a significant amount of money goes to the bishop, and that overhead costs are getting more money than our Catholic schools. Our schools desperately need our support. It's just wrong, I'm sorry. I'm not going to support the CMA because the diocese does not have its priorities straight. Catholic education if anything should get at least 15% of the money, maybe even as high as 40%. Dioceses like Wichita are having great success with their Catholic schools because they are putting a good chunk of money into them. Ours get the barrel scrapings of the CMA and look how they are being closed.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Changing subject as once again no other place to ask this question.
    On the list parishes you provied for voting is college campus and monroe community. Are they the same? Please explain.

    Many thanks

  3. Dr. K says:

    The Monroe Community is the Monroe Community Hospital. I think the last word may have been cut off on your screen. Thanks for asking.

    ~Dr. K

  4. Anonymous says:

    Is there a church at monroe community hospital? Can people from the outside go?

    Are there churches at colleges and can we go there. What colleges have churches?

  5. Dr. K says:

    "Is there a church at monroe community hospital? Can people from the outside go?"

    I don't know if they have a chapel per say, but they do offer Masses there. I think Genjlcgettys may be able to provide more details about this.

    "Are there churches at colleges and can we go there. What colleges have churches?"

    Several of our area colleges have Catholic Masses on campus, and these are open to the public. Brockport, Geneseo, RIT, and the University of Rochester all have Newman parishes that have Catholic Masses. There are also Catholic Masses offered at St. John Fisher's chapel and at the Nazareth College chapel. I'm not sure about Roberts Wesleyan and the area community colleges.

    It is my very strong recommendation to not attend any of these college/university Masses. They tend to be far more progressive, and show much less respect for the rubrics. These communities tend to label themselves as "inclusive" (whatever that means… all Catholics churches are inclusive) and are catered more to children than college-aged young adults.

    ~Dr. K

  6. Matt says:

    Now then,

    Fisher ain't so bad

    Fr. Lanzalaco is a good priest

    I can't speak for brockport or geneseo or nazareth…

    BUT UR and RIT are dreadful!

  7. Sister Emily says:

    O.K. I can speak about St. Camillus
    at Monroe Community Hospital. It is a wonderful Mass. The Priest there refers to the residents there as "Resident Saints". He also says he works in a Saint Factory. He is so right!! I attend there most Sundays. The knights of Columbus folks and various Catholic Schools take turns volunteering transporting the residents to Mass. Many resident family members attend. It has grown quite a bit the last few year. In fact they had to open a wall to expand to a second room. This Sunday there is going to be a confirmation. Senior citizens discovering the Catholic faith is a wonderful thing to watch. One visit and you will be hooked.

  8. Gen says:

    Yes indeed, Sr. Emily. The few times I have gone I have found myself very spiritually contented. The Mass there is Novus Ordo but very, very reverent.

    If you are ever unable to attend OLV or Latin Mass, or any other parish for that matter, please do try out MCH. It will be a very pleasant surprise.

  9. The Hobart & William Smith campus mass (4 p.m. Sundays) is the only afternoon mass in the area and pretty good. Contemporary music (offer it up!) but no complaints from me about the sermons or the general liturgical practices.

  10. Anonymous says:

    Talk about going down the bunny trail. Funny we started with CMA and now we are all talking about unique masses!!
    Actually I would rather talk about anything BUT the CMA.
    I find talking about the Masses very interesting. Thanks one and all.

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