The infernal Enemy is on the prowl, and the winds of change are blowing…
Not just in modern day Rome at the hands of unscrupulous men in positions of power, but also in those faithful Catholic outposts where people gather to nourish one another in the true faith while laboring as best they can to defend Holy Mother Church; like right here.
This only makes sense. We are, after all, at war.
I will go into greater detail soon about the sorts of things we’re having to weather, but suffice to say for now that certain changes to the blog are necessary in order to avoid the very real possibility of becoming a casualty, and one of them concerns ads.
As you know, we’ve given Google AdSense a run for the past few months, and if nothing else, it demonstrated the usefulness of this space as an advertising vehicle.
That said, it has been less than ideal. I know just from my own “user” experience that the ads are often of no interest to me (and presumably to our readers as well), and therefore serve no purpose in sustaining our efforts.
The far better (but also more labor intensive) approach, is selling space to advertisers who have something of interest to offer to a well-defined traditional Catholic audience.
With this in mind, I’d like your input as to potential advertisers (specific vendors, ideally, but perhaps just industry) that you think might fit this profile.
Any and all thoughts are welcome.
Real Estate for Life: http://www.realestateforlife.org/
Ave Maria Funds
“Mother of Our Savior” (Traditional catholic books, pictures, gifts etc)
Bought a beautiful framed picture of the sacred heart a few years ago with a gorgeous frame some years ago, still hanging in my living room.
Real Estate for Life lists two bad networks at the top of their “working with” list. Saint Michaels Media and Mike Voorass are at the top of the list. Also on the list is National Right to Life which, if they have not changed in the last eight years, is a major No No due to their compromising with the Enemy. Something they have in common with the aforementioned.
I was just going to suggest Mother of Our Savior as well. They reprint scores of traditional catholic books that would have otherwise disappeared into oblivion. They deserve to be better known and supported.
Religious items for sale:
Businesses selling chapel veils. Modest clothing.
When all looks as if it were lost and the Church appears dead, will come the resurrection. We must be close, but with still some time to suffer.
A place you can buy traditional Catholic publications:
If you had a drop-down with some recommended reading suggestions that could then redirect the buyer to Amazon.
Maybe you can find a list of Catholic publishers, online Catholic bookstores, how about accountants, loan brokers(they can do loans across state line but not selling houses), travel agency (like Holy land or other Catholic attractions). Another idea is what I saw on Catholicculture.org site, partnering up with amazon.com and get a 8% commission. I often buy almost all my Catholic books through amazon.com
Catholic physicians, especially obstetricians. Catholic lawyers (increasingly important as persecution increases). Catholic schools, universities. Catholic insurance companies.
(It’s a sin if you take pleasure in it )
To that list I’d add: resources for homeschooling families/students!
One more to add to my other suggestions:
(They offer all sorts of pilgrimages and tours, as well as conduct pilgrimages according to your group/parish’s particular desires. This is the group the FSSP uses for all their pilgrimages. I’ve been on one to Rome w/them and the FSSP and they were great!)
And don’t forget to add a donation button on this site. I was giving CMTV $10 a month because I thought they are Catholics.
On August 20th, I posted 6 links of good Catholic potential advertisers. My comment was never published for some reason. Maybe went to the spam box? Is it not allowed to publish links like I did? In case that was the problem, I’ll try again without using links:
*Veils By Lily (Beautiful, affordable veils)
*Cord Bands (Unique handmade rosaries)
*Pro Multis Media (Wonderful selection traditional DVDs and CDs)
*Our Lady of Guadalupe Monastery Gift Shop (Awesome and large selection of books, gifts, coffee, etc. from awesome SSPX cloistered Benedictine monks)
*Syversen Touring (They do all the pilgrimage tours for FSSP. I went to Rome with the FSSP, conducted by Syversen, and the owners are traditional Catholics.)