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To: Tax-chick

Well I think common sense is the rule here. A priest driving a Mercedes is probably really bad optics. I don’t know any that do or would But they are not required to drive a beater either.

Frankly I don’t want my priest breaking down on the side of the road when I’m in the hospital waiting on last rites. :-)


8 posted on 08/05/2013 2:56:59 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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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: Georgia Girl 2
A priest driving a Mercedes is probably really bad optics.

Could be worse.

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20 posted on 08/05/2013 3:59:32 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (People are idiots.)
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