Canadian archbishop bans gambling as fundraising tool
Catholic World News - September 20, 2010
Archbishop Richard Smith of Edmonton, Alberta, has directed all Catholic schools and institutions in the archdiocese to stop using “casino nights” and other gambling ventures for their fundraising campaigns.
The archbishop's order does not apply to parish Bingo games and similar local efforts, but to commercial gambling operations from which parishes and schools take a percentage of the proceeds.
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