In October 2019, the leadership of Gaylord Diocesan Watch responded to recommendations of our supporters to expand our media presence. We are happy to announce that this has been a huge success. We have had over 16,000 website visitors since October with over 2,000 of these being referrals from our Facebook ads.
Due to the financial generosity of our supporters, we have also had a major presence in the Traverse City and Gaylord areas with our billboard campaign. Not only has this allowed us to reach people in a direct way, but it has also allowed us to keep the plight of Father Matthew Cowan in the minds of local Catholics lest he be forgotten. We have received almost unanimously positive feedback from the billboards.
We continue to ask faithful Catholics to contact us and let us know what is going on in their parishes, both good and bad, so that concerned individuals will be informed as to what is going on. In a Diocese that seems to have lost its fiduciary roles of transparency and accountability, Gaylord Diocesan Watch continues to hold the Diocese of Gaylord responsible for its actions. We strongly believe that Catholic clergy and diocesan personnel have a duty to interact, respond to, and respect the concerns of individuals in the Diocese when matters are presented to them. This has been sorely lacking and Gaylord Diocesan Watch is filling the information vacuum created by a gross lack of Diocesan communication.
If you have an item of interest which you would like to share, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We respect people’s confidentiality. Many individuals have provided us information but due to their desires for anonymity, various bits of information have not been made public on our website. Please continue supporting us with your prayers and financial assistance. This is vital in keeping our apostolate alive.