Ministry and money: Strange bedfellows

This article addresses the complex role of money in ministry, with particular reference to St Paul's obsession with 'the collection'. Ronald D. Witherup PSS is superior general of the Society of the Priests of Saint Sulpice.

Recent news stories in various parts of the world have drawn attention to what some experts consider the next major scandal to hit the Catholic Church - financial fraud. The issue has even touched the Vatican through a leaked letter from the (now) US nuncio Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigan? concerning his transfer to that post from deputy governor of Vatican City, allegedly because he was a 'whistleblower'. He undertook to clean up a system of special interests, inside deals and fixed fees which were defrauding the Holy See millions of dollars. The Vatican denied the charges and regretted the leaked letter.
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