Last November we announced that Cal Catholic was going to rely on mostly volunteers.
Since then we have been able to do so, reducing our costs to about $900 a month.
At the same time we have experienced some of our highest numbers ever.
In mid-April, we got a record number of daily visitors – 10,500 unique visits in a single day.
Our comments have grown to the highest level of any Catholic website in the United States.
On April 5, the story on Cardinal Mahony and Benedict XVI drew 142 comments.
On April 8, the Oregon math teacher story – 108 comments
On April 9, one of our first stories on Pope Francis – 147 comments
On April 13, Bishop Blaire on gun control – 270 comments
On April 16 the SEIU rep at Most Holy Redeemer – 108 comments
On April 20 the Boy Scouts story – 197 comments
On April 24 the San Jose diocese story – 118 comments
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In search of a running car
Our editor, Bob McPhail, receives nursing care from a Tijuana family with three small children. The family must drive across town to help Bob out, and their min-van is running on ingenuity and grace.
If anyone has a running car that they can donate to this family, we would be glad to accept it as a donation to the non-profit Cal Catholic, Inc.
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Thanks and God bless our faithful readers.
Looking at the article with 270 comments: 104 of them were made by two posters. 3 others posted a combined 51. There were 47 distinct poster names.
Well, somebody’s gotta do the blogging and somebody’s gotta do the read’n.
Buddhapest…aka JD uses multiple internet handles…he’s a troll
Ad hominem attacks cause krypto-trolls’ names to get noted & their posts disregarded.
Who, in flyin’ carbuncles, is JD?
This is when I wish I had an extra car to give to this editor. God bless him and may God provide. My prayers are with him and this website as well. I will continue to give through my husband’s or my son’s pay pal account when possible.
I agree that CalCatholic is worth supporting.
However, the serial commentors should grow up & get their own blogs.
It’s free, it’s easy, the work of coming up regularly with readable & intelligent posts, itself attracts readership, along with commenting on other peoples’ blogs to get track-back.
Those who spend the majority of their time flaming others are dilettantes–they won’t try that stuff on their own blog because nobody will read them–whose names get noted and disregarded.
Harry Truman: “If you can’t stand the heat, get outta the kitchen”. Jesus: “Hang in there; I did” (paraphrase courtesy of Skai). So, “pays yer money, an’ takes yer choice”.
Agree Skai….blessings good friend!
Rod you are terribly wrong…it’s the pro-gay activists or pro-gay comments that can be the down fall of this website….I know I asked around because we are locals from the Catholic community and many know also know it’s beginnings when it was called News Notes and I knew a few who also use to work on News Notes but no longer is. When my friend Sue was alive, she also agree’d and thought that many who commented were those who were pro-gay and that it was not a safe place for devout Catholics to post because of the hostility from those who dissent, they all agreed that and feared that this website was going to be run by pro-gay commentators so that is when I thought not to give up on it either since many have told me not to waste my time here, well whatever, who cares, you have your own opinions and I have mine but backed up with facts too. Well Rod whatever your reason to make such comments…good for you…..if you were speaking of yourself as flaming….I suggest confession but if you are defending the truth and nothing but the truth in Christ…then kudos;s for you. Go now in Peace.
Now back to what really matters and that is our freedom to speak the truth and to care for this man who needs our prayers and support and I do truly pray for his needs and this website as well…but if it’s only God’ will and may good true devout faithful stay here and may the truth always be told not intimated to silence. AMEN! Praise BE Jesus Christ!
I am sorry to hear that Mr. McPhail is ill. I offer prayers for him and for his caretakers.
I agree with you k..lets keep him in our prayers.
May the Lord restore health to Bob McPhail.
I watched a brilliant professor, who adroitly plays a ukulele, dismantle buddhapest in a series of open debates…bone-by-bone…most of buddha’s rhetoric is pretty vapid, and easy to debunk…he’s a master of prevarication…
Pretty neat Proud Rhodesian! God bless you!
In reply to Rod: There is a huge hypocrisy going around…you have the pro=gay or false compassionate commentators complaining that they are being scorned here and that is why people leave..wah wah…but this hypocrisy has got to stop…because while they are crying out words to intimidate one into silence, while they make victims of themselves .. they are attacking those of faith that come on here for their church/faith and biblical convictions.
From my understanding this is suppose to BE A CATHOLIC WEBSITE, now I heard that there is another Catholic website that is considered to be in dissent, well then…maybe that one may be more fitting for those who like that kind of behavior, most faithful Catholics do seek true devout Catholic websites and will not tolerate dissent but this website has permitted both sides to dialogue, at least be thankful for that! !
Those who are Catechized well have posted actual church teachings but you have the dissenters even attacking those very teachings or even twisting them. that is what should be ticking us off because it is wrong to post false teachings especially when someones salvation is at stake!
Its fine if they want to dialogue but many seem to use the victim tactic when they are challenged to think Catholicism speaking. There are different Opinions and that is fine too when they are not misleading or misguiding others.
If I went on a gay website and preached the word, I can expect to be slandered by them …they will use real hateful words against God and His natural law. So Catholics be safe, this is a Catholic website and freely learn the faith better through all the resources that the church has to offer. Don’t think that all bloggers will truly be genuine in their zeal to seek the truth….but enjoy the freedom we all have and that is to have a Catholic website even if it seems like you find yourself defending the truth which has been shown to you to be the truth through the saints, CCC, biblical etc etc. PEACE!
In our focus of prayer, let us not forget this humble article asking for our prayers and support as I offer up prayers and assistance from these saints:
It is simply impossible to lead, without the aid of prayer, a virtuous life.
–Saint John Chrysostom
Virtues are formed by prayer. Prayer preserves temperance. Prayer suppresses anger. Prayer prevents emotions of pride and envy. Prayer draws into the soul the Holy Spirit, and raises man to Heaven.
–Saint Ephraem of Syria
Prayer is the place of refuge for every worry, a foundation for cheerfulness, a source of constant happiness, a protection against sadness.
–St. John Chrysostom
“The proof of love is in the works. Where love exists, it works great things. But when it ceases to act, it ceases to exist.”
–Pope St. Gregory the Great
What is the mark of love for your neighbor? Not to seek what is for your own benefit, but what is for the benefit of the one loved, both in body and in soul.
–St. Basil the Great