But I'd love to know how the government appeases the other religious groups when explaining the Catholic School systems receiving such a whopping amount of money! But even more important, just imagine if they'd rolled that same amount of money into the regular school system - all children could benefit from a far better education and teachers could perhaps stop trying to desperately to teach 45 little ones in each class. Suspect I will never understand how our government who are supposed to care about the 'good of all citizens' can repeatedly show - and blatantly - that it's special groups that always seem to receive funding of public monies.
Dear I do not know where you are from but public schools spend more per student (at least in Louisiana, USA) than any, but the most elite, private school. In the Catholic school system 90%+ of the students at least start college. In public school that number is near 40% or less. In our Parish our teacher make 25% less that public teacher but we have a waiting list for job openings.
I truly do not believe it's the money but rather a corrupt system that is governed by politics, bad policy, and unqualified staff.
Although not Catholic myself, I've met some darn great Catholic Fathers myself through the years - and none of them could ever explain why, being the richest organization on earth, the Catholic Church rarely spends money on their own - and even others, for that matter. And what was with this 'building fund', etc! In fact, there was one Father in particular who, when he'd "borrowed" a 'tot or two' (usually Scotch - grin), would show his great frustration with the system. Imagine being in his position and knowing that he worked for the richest system in the world, yet had so many of his flock in great financial need - and being unable to do a thing about it.
Are we talking about the same church? The Church that is lead by the Holy Father in Rome? Come to Baton Rouge and I will show you the good works done here. Several thousand nursing home beds, a dozen + homeless shelters, and a kitchen that is open 365 and turns no one away. That does not even start with the world wide Catholic Charities. When I was a kid (17 yr old) a Jewish Synagogue was vandalized. My Church allow them to have Temple at the Church until the repairs could be made. That was back in 1977.
It bothers me when other religions and doctrines covet what the members of the Catholic church donate freely. If you want more monies spent collect it through your church. The only reason the numbers appear so large is we are represented a one. Everyone else is out for themselves.
And Churches worldwide - and not just the Catholic Church - wondering why people seem to be flocking away from organized religion over the past decade or more. Hmmm.
That is the real question that should concern everyone. I'll tell you part of it. Many people look to government as their religion. It use to be if you were down on your luck the churh would step in and help. They did not let you sponge off the church but they were there is a pinch.
Now you have 3, 4, 5, generations and more relying on a hand out.
i for one am tired of carrying lazy, worthless, parasites, with my tax dollars. Cut the money off and see how many of them get a job.
The welfare leeches? "Let them eat cake."