Please Help the Work of Una Voce
Since Pope Benedict XVI promulgated his motu proprio Summorum Pontificum in 2007 the work of the International Federation Una Voce has increased dramatically. At our biennial General Assembly in Rome in November 2009 we enrolled six new member associations and are currently dealing with a large number of applications and enquiries. Like all our individual member associations worldwide, the International Federation headquarters has no funds other than the annual subscriptions from its members, and occasional donations from benefactors. We have no paid employees and all our funds are spent in furthering the cause of tradition.
Many of these requests for help are from small groups that have no funds of their own and they look to the International Federation to help them, not only with advice but also with practical matters such as the provision of altar missals, altar cards, appropriate vestments, and even with small donations towards the cost of training workshops for priests in poorer countries.
The cause for the restoration of tradition has reached a crucial stage with the bishops of the world in the process of sending accounts to Rome about the implementation of Summorum Pontificum in their dioceses. I have no doubts that many of these accounts will not be favourable. The International Federation Una Voce is now established as one of the major voices of the Catholic laity worldwide and it needs to be a strong and vigorous voice for the laity when promoting the cause of tradition, and responding to the negative attitudes from Episcopal conferences.
Please help us in our ever-increasing work with a donation via our PayPal system. A Mass of thanksgiving will be offered in St Peter’s Basilica, Rome, for all our benefactors.
With my thanks in Domino and Domina,
Leo Darroch, President – Foederatio Internationalis Una Voce.