Dear Friends of Catholic literature and art,
Thank you for your generosity thus far. We’ve been able to raise $11,545 in our yearly campaign, out of a goal of $15,000, which means we still need to raise about $3,500 to continue our work.
What’s at stake? The success of the past year. You may have noticed that we’ve been able to expand our nonfiction offerings significantly, including essays, interviews, and book reviews. We are competing for the work of excellent writers who could be sending their work to secular publications, but who appreciate the freedom Dappled Things gives them to bring the insights of the Catholic faith to bear on whatever subjects they are exploring. As recent events have shown, the internet has become an outrage machine, dedicated to driving a wedge between man and his neighbor. That makes an oasis free of snark and vitriol, something Dappled Things is grateful to be, all the more needed at the present time. Unfortunately, without these funds we will be forced to dial down our efforts in that regard.
Is supporting Dappled Things worth it? I want to leave you with a couple of recent comments from two of our readers, which they sent us unbidden.
Ken Novak Mitchell says:
One poem from Dappled Things is worth five years of homilies to me. I will remember the poems as long as my mind can dip into the well of my heart’s most loved memories.
Meanwhile, Richard Hadley sent us the following message:
I just received Dappled Things Volume 13, Issue 3 in the post. This is to say that this issue is one of my personal favorites. There seems to be something particularly inspired about its contents.
Reading it has been a soul healing experience.
If you think what we’re doing here is important, please donate today, at whatever level you can afford. If you’d like to know about perks for donations, including free subscriptions and other prizes, please take a look at our original appeal letter, but in this message we just want to underscore that your help is urgently needed.