OK to Donate to 'America Needs Fatima'?
I receive requests for donations to America Needs Fatima in Hanover, Pennsylvania. Does the Church approve of this group?
America Needs Fatima is not an official Catholic organization, although it collaborates with some of the clergy and laity, so you are free to donate to it if you are benefiting from some of its initiatives. But the Church neither approves or disapproves of donations to it. It is true, however, that some of the hierarchy, in Brazil, for example, where America Needs Fatima is headquartered, oppose any cooperation with it because of some of its political and philosophical positions. In any case, here in the U.S. there is no such prohibition.