Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Tulsa Catholic Charities declines government funds

Catholic World News - January 05, 2012

The office of Catholic Charities in Tulsa, Oklahoma, has decided to forego government grants, in order to maintain its independence and protect its ability to deliver services fully in keeping with a Catholic vision.

"We're very different," observes Rev. Mr. Kevin Sartorius, the executive director of Tulsa Catholic Charities. In other dioceses, Catholic charitable organizations have come under pressure to accept government mandates that often clash with Church teachings.

Additional sources for this story
Some links will take you to other sites, in a new window.

An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:

Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach five million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!

Progress toward our April expenses ($18,070 to go):
$35,000.00 $16,930.48
52% 48%
Sound Off! CatholicCulture.org supporters weigh in.

All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!

Show 4 Comments? (Hidden)Hide Comments
  • Posted by: Alcuin - Jan. 05, 2012 9:35 PM ET USA

    Deo Gratias!

  • Posted by: GymK - Jan. 05, 2012 6:11 PM ET USA

    That is great! However, after the 2012 election they might even feel comfortable accepting government grants again. Catholics do pay taxes to fund those grants. We just need to get rid of obama!

  • Posted by: rpp - Jan. 05, 2012 5:23 PM ET USA

    Gob bless them for this choice. It is the right thing to do.

  • Posted by: normnuke - Jan. 05, 2012 4:58 PM ET USA

    What excellent news! I feel as though I have just taken a shower.God bless the diocese of Tulsa and its bishop.

Subscribe for free
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Recent Catholic Commentary

Round Trip to the present moment: a Catholic jazz artist's latest offering April 22
Easter with the Pope April 21
Smaller Church, Bigger Faith, 3: Ecclesiastical Discipline April 17
The Holy Spirit and Evangelization: A Primer April 16
Journey to the Sun: A Strange Biography of Junípero Serra April 16

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
Pope Francis: Easter Vigil homily (full text) CWN - April 20
Pope Francis's Easter Message 'Urbi et Orbi' (To the City and the World): full text, link to video CWN - April 20