Our Wish List – Not What You Might Think

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Can you guess what is one of the top things we hope for at the Catholic Foundation of Eastern Montana? You might respond, “lots of donations to build endowments for our Church” and sure, that would be a good answer. But not the correct one. The most important thing we…

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Five-Loaf Believers

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by Judy Held I don’t even know Lou Lotz, but he caused a lightbulb moment for me this week. Mr. Lotz writes daily devotionals I sometimes read and he reflected recently on a story from the Gospels that mentions a boy with some food to share. Most of you have…

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Is a Sunset on the Horizon?

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by Judy Held Montanans have been fortunate to enjoy the “Montana Charitable Endowment Tax Credit” for more than 20 years. This year may be the last year, however, since this generous tax benefit is but temporary and set to sunset at the end of 2019. Our state legislators may extend…

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Yeah, I’m A Believer

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Lots of people are shy when it comes to sharing their giving stories. When a friend commented recently that people like to read about other people, she urged me to share my own story. (“Hey, you’re a donor – tell them what you do!”) At the risk of being awkward,…

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News and Updates From The Catholic Foundation

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On People’s Minds We seem to be answering the same question quite often recently, so thought it might be good to put it in print: Q: Is the Catholic Foundation of Eastern Montana different than the Diocese? A: Most definitely! The Foundation is a separately-incorporated nonprofit organization in Montana. Founded…

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Guess Who’s Turning 21 This Year?

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Two very notable things happened 21 years ago. First, our oldest daughter was born…and yes, she turns 21 this year. I’m fairly certain she wouldn’t want me writing any more about her in this article, however. But the other notable thing that happened in 1997 is definitely something you need…

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Christ, Cattle and Hay Stacks

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by John T. Patterson, Board Member, Catholic Foundation of Eastern Montana. Picture by Mrs. Patterson The count came up one short: #59 was due and so I began my search. We were calvin’ in a thousand acre pasture so she could be anywhere. It was April 6, 2016, a breathtakingly…

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