they designated some of their own parish portion (not the 40 percent already going for the needs of the archdiocesan church) for our seminary, for our inner-city Catholic schools, for the Franciscan missions, and for the church in Croatia!
Now this, folks, is stewardship!
It's part of stewardship, but isn't the other part that the money is well-spent?
This success story at Sacred Heart is a great antidote for a few other parishes who report that "we have no trouble raising money for our own parish needs, but we do not want a penny to go to the diocese or other causes!" These parishes might be raising money; they're sure not practicing stewardship.
They are if they don't have confidence in the people who spend the money at the diocese or those other causes.