For the times they are a changing.
$1 million more than the previous year.
Cardinal Seán O’Malley says it’s a sign of a changing church.
Pope Francis, who appears on the cover of the latest Rolling Stone magazine, has reached a level of popularity not limited to Catholics.
“That trumps Time Magazine,” O’Malley, a friend of Pope Francis, said.
Religious people are 25-percent more likely to donate money and 23-percent more likely to volunteer,” according to O’Malley.
Kathleen Driscoll with the Boston Archdiocese says “there’s a pride in being Catholic again.”
hrough the appeal, 144 parishes are receiving rebates totaling $1.6 million, earned for exceeding appeal goals.
Pledges to the annual appeal have been increasing
n.b. to the cash collectors in the chancery: Don't buy a frame yet.. The Holy See doesn't see the merit to the hostile, weird and theologically screwball Rolling Stone article.