The people of this generation would rather go to the mall on Sunday than attend Mass ...
The money was the people’s money, given for one reason only: to build a church for all generations to come after them. The mistake was with the word “donation”; in the end, you’re left with nothing ...
This should never have happened. It should never happen again. It sends the wrong message to the people. Taking down a church is a very bad thing to do. They tell me that it’s only a building, now that all of the sacred items are removed. ... If I had told those wonderful sisters years ago that it was only a building, I would have spent many afternoons in detention. Maybe I feel the way I do because of these great sisters and my great parents.
The Catholic Church has to come up with a better plan. ... My recommendation is to invest in your church, not donate. Why you say donation, it means you give it to them. Tell them you have a sum of money to invest in the church. This way, the church belongs to the people, not the Catholic Church.