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No Vested Interest

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Retired nuns, like all members of religious orders, share in the funds of their religious

communities, from various sources.

They do receive Social Security payments, based on their earnings, like all others who pay into the SSI system.
I presume the SSI payments are turned over to the order and used for the benefit of all.

There is also an annual national collection for the benefit of retired religious.
Posted by No Vested Interest | Mon Mar 3, 2014, 07:25 PM (0 replies)

Spouse was an engineer = organized.

I'm so glad those things were taken care of, as one thing I hate is fumbling in wallets as the basket is making its way towards me. The basket is usually in front of me before I've located what needs to be found.
Posted by No Vested Interest | Mon Mar 3, 2014, 03:31 PM (1 replies)

I'm sure most priests dislike asking for money. - They entered the priesthood for spiritual-

mostly idealistic- reasons, and likely never gave the financial aspects much thought until faced with the nitty-gritty of running a parish.

And, no doubt, the winter of 2014 has kept many away from church, including me yesterday.

However, my spouse, 12-14 years ago, elected for electronic giving, whereby a set amount is deducted monthly from the checking account, so the parish gets its donation regularly, whether I attend or not. I did modify the amount downward slightly when my spouse died. So, when I'm out-of-town, as I was for the past 2 months, my donations go on, which is only right, since the parish costs go on in my absence. Of course, I need to contribute to the church I attend while vacationing, but, it's not on the level of my parish donations.
Posted by No Vested Interest | Mon Mar 3, 2014, 03:25 PM (1 replies)

No. I'm in the Cincinnati Archdiocese.

I do believe one should continue to support one's parish if/when one is using, or wishes to use in the future, the services. One should not be a freeloader.
Posted by No Vested Interest | Mon Mar 3, 2014, 01:48 PM (1 replies)

I have, in the past, refused participation in the annual Archdiocesan Appeal, though

I wanted to support some of the causes of that fundraising, for example, the retired priests' fund.
It is usually possible to send a check directly to the specific organization -ex. Catholic Charities- and not have it a part of the annual
archdiocesan fundraising.

My objections were to pre-election political statements I did not support.
Posted by No Vested Interest | Mon Mar 3, 2014, 01:30 PM (1 replies)

Thank you for speaking up.

We need more people to do just that, so that others will know they are not alone.
Posted by No Vested Interest | Sun Mar 2, 2014, 05:02 PM (0 replies)

Her last post epitomizes the goodness of so many DUers.

What a tribute to her that she wanted you to be a part of DU, so that you can share in all that she found here.
RIP, SmileyRose.
Posted by No Vested Interest | Sun Mar 2, 2014, 04:59 PM (0 replies)

Those i've heard speculate -usually teachers or priests- believe that,at least in the second

instance, Jesus wrote some sins which the onlookers had committed, and they, recognizing themselves as being , in effect,
called out for their own sins, left. the scene.
Posted by No Vested Interest | Thu Feb 27, 2014, 09:37 PM (2 replies)

That is so funny! nt

Posted by No Vested Interest | Thu Feb 27, 2014, 09:30 PM (0 replies)

I served on that jury as well. Just not so creative.

At least we all got the verdict correct - unanimity.
FWIW - I seldom vote to hide, but this instance was unequivocal.
Posted by No Vested Interest | Thu Feb 27, 2014, 09:27 PM (0 replies)
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