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almsgiving XI

By Diogenes (articles ) | Aug 10, 2004

Suppose you're a priest of the Order of the Friar Servants of Mary. Ordained in 1967, you have a distinguished vita and are professor of ethics and director of Catholic-Jewish Studies at Chicago's Catholic Theological Union. You've even been called "the leading Catholic authority on Christian-Jewish relations." You have $204 in your pocket and are inspired to give it away. To whom, or what, do you direct your alms?

(a) to a Marian shrine

(b) to an interfaith pro-life organization

(c) to the Association of Hebrew Catholics

(d) to the Democratic National Committee

If you're Father John Pawlikowski, one of the most strident critics of The Passion, your answer is (d).

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  • Posted by: BostonBlackey - Aug. 12, 2004 1:11 PM ET USA

    What happened to his vow of poverty. It isn't his mopney to distribute, it belongs to his community.

  • Posted by: - Aug. 11, 2004 10:40 PM ET USA

    Abe, relax. It was a joke.

  • Posted by: - Aug. 11, 2004 8:35 PM ET USA

    More candidates for burning at the stake ? If only !

  • Posted by: snowbird - Aug. 11, 2004 7:59 PM ET USA

    This series, once again, points out the priorities of one of those people whom we look to as one of our leaders. But, we're already disappointed enough. How about a series on some of those individuals who are doing positive things for the Church in America. The wrist-wringing is doing no good. . We need inspiration and not further disappointment. There are some really good people out there. Let's hear about them. Please?

  • Posted by: - Aug. 11, 2004 6:44 PM ET USA

    If you wave your mouse over "your answer is (d)," you will have your answer of where he gets his info. One can think this gets to be tedious, until he publishes a nearby parish priest, or even your own.

  • Posted by: Abraham Tolemahcs - Aug. 11, 2004 9:10 AM ET USA

    Dulcius-I'm rather certain that I'm not the only one who does not understand your response to Diogenes. Did this particular criticism of Fr Pawlikowski strike a nerve or are you bored with this almsgiving series? I for one neither know nor care where Diogenes gets this information but this type of disclosure is enlightening and does a great service to the Church and in particular to those dioceses where these priests are located.

  • Posted by: - Aug. 10, 2004 10:31 PM ET USA

    I was getting quite used to "the answer is always c" format from your early work. While some may see artistic growth in this new "the answer may be d" sort, I think that it is simply an infatuation with novelty.

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