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CMA Spin

June 10th, 2010, Promulgated by Dr. K

The Diocese of Rochester Catholic Ministries Appeal, the bishop’s annual appeal which devotes more of the donated money to overhead costs than toward Catholic schools, missed its goal of $5.49 million by roughly $300K. You’d never know it if you were to read the DoR spin on this past year’s appeal:

Source: DoR Twitter page

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2 Responses to “CMA Spin”

  1. avatar Anonymous says:

    Well, it’s all how you look at it. I’m sure they did break a record in funds collected. And, let’s not forget the appeal is really a tax and those parishes that did not reach their goal from the pledges have to make up the difference from parish holdings.

    As for the Catholic schools, I understand your frustration; however, most parishes in Monroe County are paying required subsidies to the Monroe Catholic School System. That money comes from the parishioners as well. The philosophy is that all Catholics should be supporting Catholic schools. So even parishes without schools, even those who never had schools, contribute. One would hope that the money allotted from the CMA for Catholic schools actually goes to the schools outside Monroe County.

  2. avatar Mike says:

    Anon. 6:42 said, “The philosophy is that all Catholics should be supporting Catholic schools.”

    It’s too bad most of our pastors haven’t bought into that philosophy and really sold it to their parishioners. The pastors in the Diocese of Wichita did just that and, while it took 20 years, they now have a system of 38 Catholic elementary and high schools serving 11,000 students where Catholic students don’t pay a cent in tuition.

    Here in DOR one gets the impression that most pastors wouldn’t shed a tear if our few remaining Catholic schools should disappear overnight.

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