Lighter Collection Baskets

Twenty percent of churchgoing Catholics say they have stopped contributing money to their diocese. One in nine have reduced what they give to their parish. These figures come from a Gallup poll commissioned by Foundations and Donors Interested in Catholic Activities (FADICA). Parishioners want to know how much money bishops have spent on sexual-abuse settlement claims, and how much money is likely to go for such claims in the future. Until there is more transparency in...

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