25 March 2011

Almsgiving done wisely

It is a sad statement of fact that people of good will best be wise and prudent when giving alms to various organizations and charities. It is becoming more difficult to find groups not connected with practices contrary to the faith and to human decency.

Their Excellencies the Most Reverend Paul A. Zipfel, Bishop of Bismark, and the Most Reverend Samuel J. Aquila, Bishop of Fargo, released on Ash Wednesday a list of organizations to which Catholics and people of good will should not contribute because their practices are contrary to the moral law (March of Dimes and Susan G. Komen Foundation are on the list).

Their statement offers the teaching of the Church on the sacredness of human life and of marriage, provides guidelines for almsgiving, and states why the groups cited should not receive our contributions.

Let us keep these two brave Bishops in our prayers.

Capello tip to Thomas Peters, who suggests a few more organizations to which we should give.

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