Principles and Perspective
We believe in the Catholic Church’s traditional teachings on faith and morals and acknowledge that the Catholic Church has, since its founding by our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, had a universal mission to bring each individual to sanctity and ultimate salvation. We also acknowledge the truth that Catholic clergy—from priests in remote rural parishes to the Holy Father in Rome—have the responsibility to preach and practice traditional Catholic morality. We neither expect nor demand perfection in anyone, but do expect what the Church as always demanded—that the clergy recognize sin for what it is and resist the growing acceptance of sin in the secular world and especially within the Church.
In recent decades, an aberrant, non-Catholic element has manifested within the priesthood and hierarchy. This element is easy to identify thanks to its most striking characteristic—an unwillingness to resist, and even a desire to celebrate, secular corruptions that have been condemned by the Church since its founding. Examples are plentiful, but one spectacle will perhaps suffice. In May of 2021, 61 American Bishops loudly opposed even a discussion of withholding the Blessed Sacrament from politicians who would permit the slaughter of unborn innocents, even up to point of birth. Ever mindful of the feelings (and influence) of nominally “Catholic” politicians, these bishops have forsaken one of the first duties of priests. Such churchmen bring to mind the image of a commanding officer who, when the battle turns against his troops, goes over to the enemy and betrays his men. Or perhaps the apostle who left the last supper early for urgent business elsewhere.
Amid the darkness and confusion sown by this element, there are faithful priests and bishops who preach and practice the eternal Faith. All too often, they are persecuted or insufficiently defended when such men boldly preach the faith.
The Coalition For Canceled Priests (CFCP) is dedicated to spiritually and materially supporting faithful priests who seek to return to active ministry after being unjustly canceled by their bishops. CFCP is lay-driven and relies upon prayer, fasting, and actions by an array of contributors who rigorously defend these priests and fight back against errant bishops.
Under the Mantle of Our Blessed Mother, CFCP invokes its co-patrons, St John the Baptist, St Joseph Terror of Demons, and St Athanasius in this spiritual battle against evil machinations which are rampant in the United States, and around the world. CFCP is engaged through the following means:
- Awareness: Providing a platform for the laity to understand the importance of what is at stake and how to get involved as good priests are canceled.
- Advocacy: Maintaining a safe space where such priests are protected to the extent possible from persecution and offering fraternity to share their stories and inspire their brothers to pick up the fight.
- Action: Mobilizing the laity to support canceled priests through prayer, fasting, and financial support.
We are a group of committed Catholics lay people and clergy who came together in the spring of 2021 after one too many instances of persecution or betrayal. We have submitted a request to the Internal Revenue Service to obtain a designation as a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization. Until that time, all donations, while greatly appreciated, are not tax deductible.