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Legal Defense Fund for Fr. Phillips

$13,016 of $25,000 goal

Raised by 124 people in 3 months
Help us raise necessary funds to support Fr. Frank Phillips, CR, of St. John Cantius Church  in Chicago, Illinois.

We believe Fr. Phillips to be a man of impeccable character, whose good name and reputation are worthy of our support and defense.  His epic accomplishments for the parish of St. John Cantius, the Canons Regular  (which he founded) and for all of Catholicism worldwide are legendary, and include preserving St. John Cantius Church from the wrecking ball, restoration of the Latin Mass, promotion of Sacred Music (including Gregorian Chant), and development of Catholic art & culture. 

Many souls have no doubt been saved because of his tireless efforts to restore the sacred at St. John Cantius.

Our goal is to assist Fr. Phillips in returning as soon as possible to his much deserved role as beloved Pastor of St. John Cantius, and to the rank of Superior of the Canons Regular, which was founded under his leadership.

All funds will be used specifically by Fr. Phillips himself to pay his legal and attorney expenses and other personal living costs associated with being vindicated of accusations of improper behavior which are deemed likely to be false by his many peers, friends and parishioners. 

Fr. Phillips will receive all funds collected in connection with this campaign, less the small fees collected by GoFundMe.  On a periodic basis, I will transfer funds  electronically from GoFundMe to a bank account which I have set up to be used exclusively to issue cashier's checks or wire transfers directly to Fr. Phillips (or his attorney) as he directs, for his immediate and exclusive use in connection with the purposes described herein. 

Thank you in advance for your generous support of this campaign.  Please know in your heart that your support will be most appreciated by Fr. Frank Phillips, whose loving care of our parish has been manifest for 30 years.

For questions regarding this campaign, please contact:

James Michael Francis Komaniecki, P.E.
25-year Parishioner, St. John Cantius Church
jmk@RestoreAmericanLiberty.com
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Dear contributors and visitors,

I'm posting this update to share some additional photos of St. John Cantius Church in Chicago, IL. The beauty of our parish reminds us of the magnificence of our Traditional Catholic faith, which inspires us to seek truth and justice for Fr. Phillips.

Please post these photos to Facebook with a link to our campaign to help us reach more Traditional Catholics.

https://www.gofundme.com/manage/legal-defense-fund-for-fr-phillips

We are most grateful for your assistance. To date, we have 183 shares on Facebook.

All contributions are tax deductible.

Kindest regards,


James Michael Francis Komaniecki
jmk@RestoreAmericanLiberty.com
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Dear contributors & visitors,

I have exciting news to share with everyone.

As of now, we have attained 50% of our fundraising target for Fr. Phillips. This would not be possible without the kind and generous assistance of our committed donors, and I wish to thank each of them sincerely for helping us reach this milestone. The generous spirit of our donors inspires me every day as I monitor our progress.

A good number of our donors have given repeat contributions, and their leadership is truly amazing. I ask everyone to consider following their fine example.

Together, we are in this campaign for the long haul. United in prayer and generosity we will attain our goal of providing Fr. Phillips with the much needed resources to fund the legal efforts required to secure his return to St. John Cantius and to the Canons Regular.

Fr. Phillips has been proven to be an innocent priest, and we will not rest until justice is done on his behalf.

All contributions are fully tax-deductible.

Kindest regards,


James Michael Francis Komaniecki

jmk@RestoreAmericanLiberty.com
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Dear visitors and contributors,

One of our major contributors, Mrs. Rose Sullivan, was interviewed recently by CBS News in Chicago regarding the fact that Cardinal Cupich refuses to reinstate Fr. Phillips to his regular duties.

According to his attorney, Fr. Phillips was fully exonerated of all charges in the investigation conducted by the Congregation of the Resurrection.

Mrs. Sullivan has a very important and thought-provoking question for the Cardinal to answer. Watch the following 48-second video to learn more, and please help us bring attention to her question by posting this video to Facebook: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FBmBGWOIQdA

Thank you,

James Michael Francis Komaniecki
jmk@RestoreAmericanLiberty.com
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Dear visitors & contributors,

I wish to thank everyone once again for supporting the Legal Fund for Fr. Frank Phillips. Rest assured that your support is especially appreciated by Fr. Phillips, who has been instrumental in restoring the Traditional Latin Mass, Sacred Music, and Catholic culture, in addition to leading our parish for 30 years.

Now that Fr. Phillips has been exonerated by the Review Board of the Congregation of the Resurrection, our next challenge is to help him be rightfully reinstated to his regular duties, which is expected to require further legal action, at a time when the attorney fees currently exceed $30,000. For reasons not announced at this time, Cardinal Cupich of the Archdiocese of Chicago stands opposed to the return of Fr. Phillips, in spite of the recommendation of Fr. Gene Szarek, Provincial Superior of the Congregation of the Resurrection, to restore the full canonical faculties of Fr. Phillips.

We need your help to spread the word about this fundraising effort for Fr. Phillips. Sharing via email and Facebook helps us immensely to promote this fundraising campaign to reach more Traditional Catholics. Please feel free to contact me anytime with questions or feedback.

May Almighty God reward you greatly for your kindness and generosity. Please keep Fr. Phillips, the Canons Regular, and St. John Cantius Church in your daily prayers.

Very sincerely,


James Michael Francis Komaniecki, P.E.

jmk@RestoreAmericanLiberty.com
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