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David G
09-02-2014, 04:19 PM
Billionaire threatens charity donations if Pope continues support for the poor

http://www.examiner.com/article/billionaire-threatens-charity-donations-if-pope-continues-support-for-the-poor

Rum_Pirate
09-02-2014, 04:24 PM
Did he really say that?


In the interview he said that wealthy people such as himself are feeling ostracized by the Pope’s messages in support of the poor, and might stop giving to charity (http://www.examiner.com/topic/charity) if the Pope continues to make statements criticizing capitalism and income inequality.

A bit misleading that headline/title.

Nevertheless, regardless of what he actually said, he sounds childish.

Too Little Time
09-02-2014, 06:11 PM
The pot calling the kettle black.

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2012/08/17/the-economist-estimates-the-catholic-church-spent-171600000000-in-2010/


The Catholic church spends $170 billion a year. Only a small amount on charity (but it is hard to know what is charity and what is not.) And it wants to raise $180 million to restore St. Patrick's Cathedral.

The Catholic church is hardly poor or even middle class. But the pope is a nice guy.

Peter Malcolm Jardine
09-02-2014, 06:18 PM
I don't think the Catholic church was the center of this report. The billionaire in question said he would stop giving to charity, and inferred that he would not give the name of a wealthy contributor for the cathedral restoration. Not a big deal, the guy is entitled to keep his money, and if he stops giving to everyone because of what the pope said, it's his right.

Too Little Time
09-02-2014, 07:21 PM
I don't think the Catholic church was the center of this report. The billionaire in question said he would stop giving to charity, and inferred that he would not give the name of a wealthy contributor for the cathedral restoration. Not a big deal, the guy is entitled to keep his money, and if he stops giving to everyone because of what the pope said, it's his right.


Pope continues to make statements criticizing capitalism and income inequality.

This seems to indicate that the Catholic church is driving the issue.