Originally Posted by seigfred
based on the 1st post,mahirap ba talaga ang catholic church? palagay ko hindi ganun kahirap,80% catholics.pero mahirap naman na lahat ng serbisyo ay bigay ng libre.big church=more people.more people=more donations but also means big church=more expenses. tithes are voluntary,kaya kung ang facility ng gusali ay bago it depends sa abuloy at sa management sa pagpagawa nito. just my opinion.the essence of giving is when we give, we should not think 'something' in return.what i mean something isf same or of with value also,tulad ng bigay sa pulubi.
kahit tagalinis ka lang ng banyo ng simbahan kung malinis ang ginagawa mo at may pananampalataya ka sa kanya,ok ka.sometimes we cannot judge a book by its cover-unless its the holy one.
reinvesting for business in church? ewan,meron kandila xempre di mawala yun.wag lang kotse at baka magalit si lord.
Reinvesting is not business per se. You would agree that studying is investing too, right?
For example you are a powerful organization against population control would it be nice if you "research" (a.k.a invest) into food technologies that would double the harvest rate?
Unemployment is very high in the Philippines, would it be nice if you create (a.ka. invest) community based self-sustaining technologies?
So on and so forth...
The hoarding of money (assets, precious metals, etc...) that came from the laity (ordinary people) is not compatible with the teachings of the church.
Look at the nasty and dirty experience of the American Church. Certain dioceses lost money and declared bankruptcy because of the payments made to prevent criminals from going to jail.
What kind of morality is that? They used funds of the church for personal use, and to defend an immoral act. These criminal priests and bishops should have been jailed not bailed out.
A person who gives to his church trusts the institution to use those funds to further a supposedly noble venture of evangelization. Right now there are billions of pesos of church property in the stock market alone, sitting there for what?!