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almsgiving VIII

By Diogenes (articles ) | Jul 30, 2004

Suppose you're the rector of one of the two Maronite Catholic cathedrals in the United States. Ordained in 1986, you belong to a missionary religious order. You're a member of the eparchy's college of consultors, the head of the commission for Lebanon, procurator and advocate of the tribunal, and protopresbyter for the southwest region. You have $1,250 in your pocket and are inspired to give it away. To whom, or what, do you direct your alms?

(a) to the missions

(b) to another spiritual or corporal work of mercy

(c) to Xavier Becerra, a California congressman with a 100% pro-abortion voting record, and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, a Florida congresswoman distinguished for her support of gay rights.

If you're Father Abdallah Zaidan, MLM (Maronite Lebanese Missionaries), rector of the cathedral of the Eparchy of Our Lady of Lebanon of Los Angeles, your answer is (c).

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