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Webathon celebrates opinions: our columnists

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Midway through webathon day four, and we have nearly caught up to where we need to be to meet our $100,000 goal. Nearly caught up. Thursday morning saw a lot of traffic to our donate page, but we can’t rest yet. The next 48 hours are crucial if we’re going to meet that goal. We need a steady stream of contributors to the donate page to keep the webathon alive. Please help.

Update 3:20 p.m. central time: We've met the matching grant! Thanks for your fast response to this urgent request. The matching grant has beenmet, but the need to support continues.

To sweeten the pot, we have another matching grant. Tom Fox, NCR’s publisher, and his wife Hoa have pledged to match the next $1,000 that come into the NCR web site. That means if you give now, you can double your donation. Your $50 becomes $100; your $100 becomes $200. But you have to act now.

Thanks so very much to all who have given already to the webathon. Your support is essential to keeping NCR on its mission of providing you with independent Catholic journalism. Thanks for all the support -- financial, moral and spiritual support -- that you provide. We literally couldn’t do this without you. Thanks again.

If you read my post of this morning, you’ll remember that we are celebrating the diversity of opinions that appear on the NCR website. That diversity of opinion includes our columnists and bloggers. People who think NCR columnists are monolithic and march in lockstep have obviously not read much of our online columnists and bloggers. These guys (see below) frequently disagree with each other on our pages. We don’t hide differences of opinion, we celebrate it.

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When you make your $50, $100 or $200 donation, you’re support these people and their ideas:


Faith and Justice
By Fr. Thomas Reese SJ
Just Catholic
By Phyllis Zagano
At the Intersection
By Mariam Williams
A small c catholic
By Bill Tammeus
Eco Catholic
By Megan Fincher
NCR Today
By Robert McClory
Young Voices
By Jocelyn A. Sideco
Young Voices
By April Gutierrez
Bulletins from the Human Side
By Eugene Cullen Kennedy
Conversations with Sr. Camille
By Sr. Camille D'Arienzo
Distinctly Catholic
By Michael Sean Winters
Eco Catholic
By Sharon Abercrombie
From Where I Stand
By Joan Chittister
Making a Difference
By Tony Magliano
Parish Diary
By Fr. Peter Daly
Grace on the Margins
By Jamie Manson
My Table Is Spread
By Melissa Musick Nussbaum
The Peace Pulpit
By Bishop Thomas Gumbleton
Young Voices
By Brian Harper
Young Voices
By Nicole Sotelo
Simply Spirit
By Christine Schenk
Soul Seeing
By Michael Leach and friends
Mission Management and NCR Today
By Tom Gallagher
NCR Today
By Sr. Mary Ann McGivern
NCR Today
By Sr. Maureen Fiedler SL
NCR Today
By Ken Briggs
NCR Today
By Pat Perriello
Eco Catholic
By Donna Schaper
Arts & Media
By Sr. Rose Pacatte
NCR Today
By Mario T. García
NCR Today
By John McCarthy
Young Voices
By Kate Childs Graham

Your donation ensures these people have an outlet for their ideas. Help keep NCR a vital part of the Catholic conversation. 

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