Appeal

Please Help the Work of Una Voce

Dear Friends,
Since Pope Benedict XVI promulgated his motu proprio Summorum Pontificum in 2007 the work of the International Federation Una Voce has increased dramatically.

Since our biennial General Assembly in Rome in November 2013 we have enrolled 4 new member associations and are currently dealing with a good number of new applications and enquiries.

Like all our individual member associations worldwide, the International Federation headquarters has no funds other than the annual subscriptions which it receives from its members, together with occasional donations from benefactors.

We have no paid employees, all our funds are spent in furthering the cause of Catholic tradition and work is done exclusively by volunteers.
We frequently receive calls for help and many of these requests are from small groups that have no funds of their own and who look to the International Federation to assist them, not only with advice but also with practical aid such as the provision of altar missals, altar cards, vestments and even with small donations towards the cost of training workshops for priests and seminarians in poorer countries.
The cause for the restoration of Catholic tradition has grown significantly since the promulgation of Summorum Pontificum but there are far more requests for help than can be met. The reports sent to Rome from the bishops of the world about the implementation of Summorum Pontificum in their dioceses have not fully revealed the extent of the desire for the traditional rite. The Federation seeks to aid those trying to access the traditional rites of the Catholic Church but whose voice has not been heard in the right places.

The International Una Voce Federation is now established as one of the major voices of the Catholic laity worldwide. To be a strong and vigorous voice for the laity in promoting the cause of Catholic tradition requires time, effort and resources.
Please help us in our ever-growing work with a donation via PayPal. A Mass of thanksgiving is offered in St Peter’s Basilica, Rome, for all our benefactors.
With my thanks and best wishes,
yours sincerely,
 
James Bogle
President
Foederatio Internationalis Una Voce