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To: publius911

Poverty is fine, most priests receive very little from the catholic church. They do not own their cars. The church does.

In the 70’s, our church who had 8 priests, 20 some nuns, and 40 some clergy (St. Benedict’s in Chicago), had a Cadillac with suicide doors. I am not sure of the year model of the car. They all shared it.

Yes, it was a nice car, but, our church also had gold vaulted ceilings, and alabaster columns.

The church was ostentatious to show its power, wealth, as were all Catholic Church’s.

By no means were the priests getting rich.


23 posted on 08/05/2013 4:24:28 PM PDT by esoxmagnum (The rats have been trained to pull the D voting lever to get their little food pellet)
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To: esoxmagnum

How is that parish doing now?


29 posted on 08/05/2013 5:12:27 PM PDT by MSF BU (n)
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To: esoxmagnum

Many diocesan priests have their own cars as they typically have not taken a vow of poverty.


32 posted on 08/05/2013 5:21:10 PM PDT by impimp
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To: esoxmagnum
The church was ostentatious to show its power, wealth, as were all Catholic Church’s.

Catholic churches are built with great beauty to give glory to God Who is Beauty and Truth.

44 posted on 08/06/2013 9:28:03 AM PDT by pbear8 (the Lord is my light and my salvation)
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