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almsgiving VI

By Diogenes (articles ) | Jul 23, 2004

Suppose you're the first lay president of a Philadelphia-area college associated with the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart. According to your college's tax return (a public record), your salary is $156,000 (plus $18,435.50 in benefits). You have $500 in your pocket and are inspired to give it away. To whom, or what, do you direct your alms?

(a) to one of the shrines dedicated to the saint after whom your college is named

(b) to another spiritual or corporal work of mercy

(c) to a pro-abortion senator, Arlen Specter

If you're Dr. Antoinette Iadarola, president of Cabrini College, your answer is (c).

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  • Posted by: - Jul. 23, 2004 11:22 AM ET USA

    This isn’t really a Roman Catholic college, it only purports itself to be. Look at this excerpt from its core values: “As a Roman Catholic institution, Cabrini College affirms that God’s love, expressed in the relationship among Creator, Redeemer and Spirit, invites all people to form vibrant, caring communities.” That’s not Catholic. But what could one expect from a school that has an interfaith center and emphasizes social justice, and something called “Supper.” Mother Cabrini, pray for us!

  • Posted by: patriot6908 - Jul. 23, 2004 10:44 AM ET USA

    Had she given to either (a) or (b), it would have been shocking news. When so many Catholic colleges bear the name "Catholic" like the smile of the Cheshire Cat, I am not surprised. She probably reads Dan Brown for theological insights and Hillary Clinton on the meaning of freedom.

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