Monday, 5 February 2018
Dear readers, I need your support...
In my seven years of blogging, I have purposefully refrained from asking for donations to support my work. Up until now, I have never seen the need to. Recently however, due to an unforeseen set of personal circumstances I have found myself at the lowest point in my life, both spiritually and financially. My books sales have crawled to a halt due to my ongoing support of Pope Francis, and I have currently no other means of income (I have been advised to stop working for a short while, due to the level of stress I am currently under). I need to be able to get myself back on my feet again financially, and I have nobody else to turn to other than the readers of this blog. I would be deeply grateful if you could show your support of my work by helping me during my personal darkest night of soul. Any level of support you can give right now, including prayers, would mean the world to me right now, and will help to allow my writing and academic career to continue to grow, and to help get my life back on track. I intend to use this as an opportunity to give my life some positive direction, and put it towards funding for a doctorate in theology either at Maynooth Pontifical University or Queen's University Belfast.
Securing funding for post-graduate degrees in theology is notoriously difficult for students from a less wealthy background, and I am in need of benefactors. I simply cannot afford to do this myself. This is the main reason why I have been unable to advance my studies beyond graduation, despite winning the theology prize at the Institute of Theology at Queen's University Belfast in 2006 for obtaining the highest overall grades at undergraduate level. Since leaving university, I have been forced to eek out a living as a tiler, and I have made very little money from writing, since my book is a niche title that only appeals to a small number of Catholics. I haven't asked for donations before, but I think this is a worthy cause which may help to put Catholic eschatology on the academic map, and lend further credence to my past area of research.
I would like to say a heartfelt thanks to those readers who have already shown such generosity towards me, and for those in a similar position to myself financially, who are offering me much needed prayers.
Please help to support my past and future academic research. You can send whatever donations you can afford to the below link at my Go Fund Me page:
Many thanks for your help and prayers,