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To: Georgia Girl 2
I think common sense is the rule here.

As far as I can see, so does Pope Francis. A priest should have transportation that will allow him to perform his duties efficiently and safety.

My pastor has an Audi sedan, very safe and reliable. I think his family bought it for him. Some priests can walk or use public transportation or rarely leave their missions, and don't need to have a personal vehicle at all.

All of them - and all lay people, too - should be asking themselves, "Is this good stewardship? Is this apostolic?"

13 posted on 08/05/2013 3:26:49 PM PDT by Tax-chick (Ask me about the Weiner Wager. Support Free Republic!)
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To: Tax-chick

I’d ditch the Audi and put him in a Jeep, even more safer, reliable and less expensive.


28 posted on 08/05/2013 5:10:54 PM PDT by MSF BU (n)
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To: Tax-chick
Lots of considerations involved.

For a priest who has to drive around a lot - a big parish, or several parishes - a good quality, reliable car makes sense.

I can see that the optics of a high-end luxury sedan or sports car are bad, and it also is not as useful for hauling a bunch of parishioners or sisters about, not to mention the new washing machine for the rectory . . .

But I can see a high-end SUV or crossover because of the versatility, reliability, safety, and comfort. You don't want to be in a bouncing tin can if you're on the road for a good part of the day.

40 posted on 08/06/2013 7:12:11 AM PDT by AnAmericanMother (Ecce Crucem Domini, fugite partes adversae. Vicit Leo de Tribu Iuda, Radix David, Alleluia!)
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