There's always plenty of bad news in the world, but as New Catholic recently reminded us, we who are carrying the banner of Catholic Tradition need to rejoice in all the good that our Lord is doing in His Holy Church and among us who strive to love and revere His Holy Name.
One such example of very good news indeed is the official public announcement from the Fresno Traditional Latin Mass Society (FTLMS) that their Bishop, Most Reverend Armando X. Ochoa, has given them his blessing to raise funds to establish a Traditional Latin Mass parish in the Diocese of Fresno. Bishop Ochoa has invited the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter (FSSP) to staff the new parish. With his permission, FTLMS is searching for a church building to purchase in the Fresno-Clovis area and has identified an ideal property for a growing new parish -- a property both reasonably priced and conveniently located.
They have just sent out a fundraising letter (see below) asking for help. If you can contribute anything to the cause, it will forward this noble and notable initiative, so that California -- the land where St. Junipero Serra celebrated the Mass of the Ages -- can enjoy the blessing of another FSSP apostolate like the ones already in Sacramento, Los Angeles, and San Diego. Please help if you can.
The FTLMS website has more information about making a donation by check, PayPal, or credit card.