Greed in the name of God

collection plate

Just heard from our cousin who is active in her Catholic church. They are asking no demanding that each family donate get ready for it $5,000 to renovate their church. Our cousins are retirees. This is not a rich area but a middle class area where people have worked all their lives for their income. I find this greedy, outrageous and downright sinful.

How dare they ask for that kind of money. Some that can barely afford to put food on the table will feel shamed into it. This church is no better than scammers on the internet. It isn’t money to feed people or to send missionaries it is to fancy up the church!!

I guess they missed the part of Jesus and the money changers in the bible. Francis I think you need to have a long talk with your bishops and cardinals.

Thanks but you won’t be getting a dime from me.


  1. cornfedcontessa · May 2, 2015

    Good grief! That is truly shameful. Is the church falling down or something? Even if it was, trying to extort “donations” from their members doesn’t seem very Christian like. I hope your cousin doesn’t give in to the pressure. This is one of the reasons I’m not a fan of organized religion.

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    • Gale A. Molinari · May 2, 2015

      No it actually is in good shape I could kind of understand if it was in dire need of repairs but it just isn’t

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