Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Bishop's Wisdom

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Bishop's Wisdom

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Regarding Angela Vennare-Klein's April 26 letter, "Church's Decline," a negative catalog of reasons for "church decline" from her experience, I feel comfortable responding from my experience.

She identifies herself now as an ex-Catholic.I am a lifelong, practicing Catholic who accepts the reality of parish mergers as wisdom, not decline, in revitalizing the church. There is a shortage of priests, which is being addressed by prayer, vocational promotion and merger.

I have never heard a priest, a bishop or a pope"pounding parishioners for money to support the church and equating noncompliance with sin." As far as keeping money in"the parish coffers" so as not to help another parish or"some 'need' halfway around the world," I have never been so proud of my parish as when it freely decided to send a second collection to a very poor nearby parish. …

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