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almsgiving XIX

By Diogenes (articles ) | Sep 22, 2004

Suppose you're coordinator of student services for a Massachusetts diocesan school system; according to the new Kenedy directory, 7,708 students are enrolled in your diocese's 27 Catholic schools. You're also a lector, an extraordinary minister, and an associate of the Sisters of Providence. You have $250 in your pocket and are inspired to give it away. To whom, or what, do you direct your alms?

(a) to a Catholic educational institution distinguished for its fidelity to the Magisterium

(b) to another spiritual or corporal work of mercy

(c) to John Kerry for President, Inc.

If you're Gail Furman of the Diocese of Springfield, your answer is (c).

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  • Posted by: - Sep. 23, 2004 2:04 PM ET USA

    Well I just emailed the diocese contact asking what Gail has planned next month, being October which is Respect Life month, for the students in the diocese. I am curious and will share the response if any I receive.

  • Posted by: - Sep. 23, 2004 12:13 PM ET USA

    Great choice Gail! Next time you see Mr. Kerry, ask him to justify why he supports legalized abortion at every level despite his recent comment that he believes "life begins at conception." Then you can ask him, since life begins at conception, and since they need to be baptized to be saved, how does he propose getting them into heaven after they have been killed before they ever had a chance to receive the sacraments? And why is the mother's convenience more important than life or salvation?

  • Posted by: Pseudodionysius - Sep. 22, 2004 9:17 PM ET USA

    Perhaps next time she can use her faux pocket change to buy herself a clue.