I touched on this in my most recent commentary on the Catholic Standard articles. In a nutshell, I said that if the bishops continue to ask for government monies for this charity or that program, that they will continue to expose the entire Church to secular malevolence.
Today I happened upon a similar post in "A Blog For Dallas Area Catholics". This blogger states the case more elegantly than I. He makes the point that monies taken by force of government do not constitute charity. Moreover, he makes plain that governmental handouts serve only to foster greater dependence on the state. That is how the Church puts itself at the mercy of an ever-increasing beheamoth.
Only when the bishops learn that they "cannot have their cake and eat it too" will we see the Church strengthen in spiritual integrity and in the respect that it will command.
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