Al Smith is spinning in his grave
Has the Al Smith Dinner Ceased to Be a Worthwhile Event for the Catholic Church?
That’s the question raised by Thomas McArdle in a column that appears in the National Catholic Register. Is there anyone out there who wouldn’t answer Yes?
Sure, the white-tie dinner raises lots of money for the archdiocesan charities. Great. But there are other ways to raise funds, without providing a forum for (as McArdle put it) “politicians with whom Catholic Democrat Al Smith himself might well be ashamed to be seen.”
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