March 17, 2006

Advertisement urges boycott of Catholic fund

Dayton Daily News

By Tom Beyerlein
Dayton Daily News

DAYTON | The reform group Voice of the Faithful is urging area Catholics to boycott a fund associated with Cincinnati Archbishop Daniel E. Pilarczyk because of his handling of the priest child sex abuse scandal.

In a paid advertisement in Thursday's Dayton Daily News, the group called on Catholics to make direct contributions to Catholic charities instead of supporting the Archdiocesan Annual Fund, formerly the Archbishop's Fund, which is one of the archdiocese's main fundraising campaigns.

The ad includes a note for Catholics to leave in the collection basket reading: "I will not give directly to the 2006 Archdiocesan Fund because I have not seen adequate accountability by Archbishop Pilarczyk and the hierarchy of the Catholic Church regarding the clergy sex abuse crisis."

Posted by kshaw at March 17, 2006 07:14 AM