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almsgiving XIII

By Diogenes (bio - articles ) | Aug 21, 2004

Suppose you're responsible for programming and production at the Diocese of San Jose's Catholic Telemedia Network, which provides videos and other electronic resources for Catholic schoolchildren. You have $500 in your pocket and are inspired to give it away. To whom, or what, do you direct your alms?

(a) to a Catholic school with financial difficulties

(b) to another spiritual or corporal work of mercy

(c) to John Kerry for President, Inc.

If you're Laurel Lipsick, your answer is (c).

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  • Posted by: kmd - Aug. 23, 2004 10:22 PM ET USA

    Can a political candidate accept a contribution from such an organization? What does the IRS say about this in light of it's rules regarding the involvement of Tax Exempt Organizations in the political process?

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