Monday, January 23, 2012

Widow's mite, or might not

In this this Milwaukee Catholic Herald article on the annual dinner honoring members of The Campanile Society, donors of $1,000 or more to the annual Catholic Stewardship Appeal, CSA director Rob "Bohlmann said without the society it would be a challenge to raise the money needed for each program due to decreasing amounts of small donations."

That is not a new development, see this April 28, 2008 post. If you trace back, the explanation is that the decline in the number of donors is regarded as a kind of vote of no confidence in our Archdiocese's handling of sexual abuse of children by priests. By relying on fewer, wealthier donors, our Archdiocese can raise the money without the burden of restoring the confidence of its people.

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