Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Parishes Embrace Capital Campaign

The Living Our Faith September 28, 2008, page 2, reports on the Archdiocese of Milwaukee's Faith in Our Future "Capital Campaign".
The campaign has a goal of $105 million. Funds will be dedicated to strengthening education and faith formation in parishes and schools throughout the archdiocese, as well as supporting clergy and lay leadership formation.

This doesn't sound like it necessarily will be capital investment. Either way, whether it's good stewardship depends on how the money is invested or spent.
Old St. Mary Parish in Milwaukee, a wave two parish, has dedicated 100 percent of their benchmark to support Catholic East School, which is supported through the collaboration of five parishes.

Just what "support" means isn't specified. The specifics would tell if this is a "capital" campaign.
“Anything above the benchmark will go to The Open Door Cafe, River West Food Pantry and Catholic Charities,” said Fr. Tim Kitzke, pastor at Old St. Mary Parish.

Assume these are all worthy causes, they don't appear to involve capital investment, or supporting education or faith formation, as such.

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