I think we are starting to get used to our “new normal “… or at least it feels that way to me.
Don’t get me wrong – there’s still plenty of challenges, twists, turns, and bad news coming.
But you shouldn’t take this journey alone.
With new challenges come new opportunities. Saint John Paul II taught us this in his Apostolic Letter, The Rapid Development. He recognized that technology would help Catholic apostolates fulfill their missions.
He says, ‘Do not be afraid of new technologies! These rank “among the marvelous things.”‘
We’ve seen technology help do this in these past weeks; Livestream Masses and Adoration, online education, virtual retreats, and online donation requests.
What can Saint John Paul II teach you about the rapid development of technology and how it can help your Catholic apostolate?
That is what’s this week’s discussion is all about:
I am positive you know who Pope (and Saint) Leo the Great is. One of the greatest and most influential popes in Church history, he fought off the heresies of Pelagianism and Manichaeism in the 5th century. He also led Rome’s defense against Attila the Hun’s barbarian invasion on Italy.
Did you also know that he liked fundraising?
But pause for a second…
He didn’t like fundraising the way you are probably thinking. Pope Leo was not interested in running fundraising campaigns so that Catholic causes like yours can just get donations.
Like every saint, he saw the BIGGER picture.
So before you launch your next fundraising campaign, I strongly recommend you learn WHY Pope Leo was such a fan of fundraising.