Activity Report (Cheyenne, WY, Chapter)
Catholic Allies in Truth - Activities Report for July 2013 - December 2013
Participate in monthly Day of Penance & Prayer for bishops and priests.
Preparing for upcoming state legislative session regarding non-negotiable issues.
Renewed membership in Catholic Media Coalition.
Assisted Youth Ministry in preparation of "Restless Heart" (St. Augustine film) showing.
Monthly charitable contributions to parish lunches plus to Colorado flood victims.
Letter of appreciation to priests at St. Mary's.
Promoted St. Michael, the Archangel, and theme of "The Battle Is Real."
Lg. St. Michael icon donated and placed in Adoration Chapel of Cathedral.
St. Michael prayer cards distribution continued at three parishes and St. Mary’s School.
Obtained “The Battle Is Real” bumper stickers and St. Michael, Archangel, mugs.
St. Joseph prayer card created and shared at three parishes.
Note of appreciation to Friar Francisco Nahoe, guest missionary, and his response.
Participated in Ministry Information Fair at St. Mary’s.
Participated in coffee socials after morning Masses.
Support of members and potential chapters in Aurora, CO, and Los Angeles, CA.
Encourage work as stated in Spiritual Works of Mercy.
Our Lady of Perpetual Help icons viewed and discussed.
Brief review of Cenacle for Priests materials.
Discussed Change Agents and influence of Alinskyian community organizing on Church.
Showed several Abp. Fulton J. Sheen DVDs to guests.
Synopsis given on book, Worshipping the State by Benjamin Wiker.
Discussions regarding dangers of moral relativism, utopian ideas, socialism, secular humanism, Alinskyian community organizing, etc;
Subsidiarity as antidote to all forms of collectivism; too often ignored.
Subsidiarity as a foundational, permanent principle of Catholic social doctrine.
Discussions of some articles in WY Catholic Register.
Shared informative essays from various orthodox Catholic sources.
Discussions on Catholic masculinity and its challenges.
Essay entitled Emasculating Jesus posted on website.
Essay on misuse of donations by charitable entities based on warning of Pope Benedict.
Discussed concerns about continuing CCHD issues in November.
Discussed Common Core and its negative influence on schools, incl. Catholic schools.
Sent concerns to Bishop Etienne; copied to Deacon Dobelmann; shared response.
Shared and discussed Bishop Ricken's comments opposing Common Core.
Discussing potential for book studies, eg. papal documents, early Church Fathers.
"Not to oppose error is to approve it; and not to defend truth is to suppress it;...." -Pope St. Felix III (483 to 492 )
CATHOLIC ALLIES IN TRUTH for 2012
Held in-house presentation: “Truth about Poverty”
Attended Wy-Watch presentation on lobbying and legislative process
Participated in annual Right-to Life activities in collaboration with
Attended Jack Jezreel (Just Faith) appearance at Univ of Wyo., with questions
Met with Bishop Etienne regarding CAT beliefs and plans
Assisted with formation of new CAT chapter in Denver
Consulted with Wyoming ‘Just Faith’ director
Disseminated information on Acton institute’s ‘Poverty Cure.’
Monitored local school bullying incidents
Produced website essay: “What Happened to Catholicism?”
Sent letter to all U.S. bishops regarding religious liberty stand
Conducted 8-session book study of New Age Counterfeit
Joined Catholic Media Coalition
Participated in Freedom of Religion rally at state capitol building
Sent letter to Rep. Paul Ryan, in support of budget policies
Conducted feasibility study of setting up LPFM Catholic radio station
Formally organized CAT as 501c-3 nonprofit corporation
Named board, elected officers and set committees
Held in-house training session on strategic planning
Revised mission statement; drafted goals and strategies
Attended Catholic Media Conference/ Proposed joint anti-Alinskian reforms
Attended workshop on anti-bullying
Added FAQ page to website
Agreed to take on local food assistance project for St. Joseph’s Pantry
Established monthly “day of penance and prayer” for grace for clergy
Drafted organization bylaws
Conducted handout campaign in opposition to CCHD collection
Produced website essays on poverty, role of government and Dorothy Day