----- Be Proud of Being Catholic (Excerpts of an article written by Sam Miller,
prominent Cleveland Jewish businessman - NOT Catholic) Submitted by Dee Lynd
Why would newspapers carry on a vendetta on one of the most important
institutions that we have today in the United States, namely the Catholic
Do you know - the Catholic Church educates 2.6 million students everyday at the
cost to your Church of 10 billion dollars, and a savings on the other hand to
the American taxpayer of 18 billion dollars. Your graduates go on to graduate
studies at the rate of 92%, all at a cost to you. To the rest of the Americans
The Church has 230 colleges and universities in the U.S. with an enrollment of
The Catholic Church has a non-profit hospital system of 637 hospitals, which
account for hospital treatment of 1 out of every 5 people - not just Catholics -
in the United States today.
A study of American priests showed that most are happy in the priesthood and
find it even better than they had expected, and that most, if given the choice,
would choose to be priests again in face of all this obnoxious PR the church has
The Catholic Church is bleeding from self-inflicted wounds. The agony that
Catholics have felt and suffered is not necessarily the fault of the Church. You
have been hurt by a small number of wayward priests that have probably been
totally weeded out by now.
Walk with your shoulders high and you head higher. Be a proud member of the most
important non-governmental agency in the United States. Then remember what
Jeremiah said: 'Stand by the roads, and look and ask for the ancient paths,
where the good way is and walk in it, and find rest for your souls'. Be proud to
speak up for your faith with pride and reverence and learn what your Church does
for all other religions. Be proud that you're a Catholic.
Reprinted excerpts with permission of the Buckeye Bulletin - courtesy of
Brookside Council #3297, Cleveland Diocese.
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