Wednesday, March 9, 2011

"Forget about Sainthood, Let's Worry about Ministry" NCR Online


by Bill Tammeus on Mar. 09, 2011 National Catholic Reporter Online

"I won’t hide my own opinion here behind these nameless “many Protestants” to whom I’ve been referring (though they exist). My opinion is that all of the money, staff and other resources the church uses in the saint-naming process could be better used to do needed ministry to a wounded world.
I don’t know what all of that effort and staff cost, but whatever it is, wouldn’t it be better to devote the resources to feeding the hungry, housing the homeless, comforting the bereaved and healing the abused?"

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