We are hoping that by May 1, we'll be able to resume daily publication. We experienced a major crash of our computer as we were afraid it would happen considering it was a relic. Sure enough it occurred during Lent and crashed the mother drive, thus destroying all files including the backup files we had in the computer. We've had an expert computer technician working on it in trying to revive what he can and are using an XP loaner E-Machine right now in order to get back up and build up programs from scratch, if you will.
Lent lived up to its name this year for, as they say, when it rains it pours...yes, even in Southern California where we had our Honda Civic stolen from our parking lot a month ago. Law authorities assume it was taken directly across the border or to a chop shop. God has His reasons and we accept whatever He wills and pray for those who stole the car in hopes that they will convert before they die, for those who often live in the fast lane regarding laws and morals don't often have the opportunity to live long considering how they tempt God and live life on the edge.
We especially want to thank Griff Ruby for his yeoman work in capturing all the files from our FTP so all is not lost. The files can be saved, but the software programs we have been using need to be replaced and it's doubtful much of the software we had been using for years is even available, so it may take some time for re-educating ourselves to new software as we slowly build up our library. Griff also was so good as to load last week's Easter Week issue so our readers have not really missed out on anything. We apologize that the Propers were not updated for this year nor are we able to update the Propers for this year, however we are providing the exact Propers for each day over the next two weeks of April below, and ask your indulgence for the graphics we pulled from last year for each day below since the graphic type of the day below the saint's name won't always match the actual day of the week. But we assure you that is very minor since you're still able to access the liturgy for the rest of April. We will endeavor to update the port pages for Credo, Devotion, and News & Information hopefully by May.
Please be patient with us for we won't be able to access e-mail for another week or two. If you sent us an e-mail, would you be so kind to resend after April 30 where we can then begin anew for we simply do not have time to cull through the thousands and thousands of e-mails that have come in while our interior systems have been down.
You'll note the "Panic Button" to the left of the "Paschaltide" sig above. We'd dearly love for you to push it and help with whatever you can afford. Indeed, with the impending costs of purchasing all new software to get back up to speed and to keep The DailyCatholic on line, we do very much need your help. We were most disappointed in the tepid response of donations during Lent which is the chief season for almsgiving. Indeed, hearts are growing hard and we really thought that would not happen within the Traditional movement, but evidently things have dried up in all traditional organizations and everyone seems desperate. Such are the times foretold. We understand the financial crunch what with the socialization of the U.S.S.A., but remember, you can't take it with you. Any amount you can find it in your heart to give will be most appreciated. The devil's tried to slam us hard, but we're resilient and, I repeat, I am prayerful that we'll be able to return to daily publication in May and go from their in rebuilding our pages. God willing. Thank you for your understanding, patience and cooperation.
Yours in the Sacred and Immaculate Hearts,