This is one of those quick, intense rants.
I just read that the majority of UK residents do not want to contribute to Pope Benedict XVI’s visit. The article is mischievous as it states that people are charged to go to mass.
Paragraph 5 however states that the prices “include transport to the venues and a “pilgrim pack” “.
Now let’s us put our thinking caps on. I suspect that a package was presented as an option for potential mass goers, which provides the above. There is no mention of a “cover charge” at the entrance of the church.
We will wait fervently for news of any mass goers who were turned away at the doors of the church.
In any event, I would not have a problem to pay for the above “package” (even if it includes the mass – i.e. paying for security of the Holy Father, travel expenses, etc.). To attend mass offered by the Holy Father is a once-in-a-lifetime for most Catholics.
Ja, this article smacks of anti-Catholic sentiment.
I say if the Brits don’t want him, send him here. I am willing to fork out the cash to help get him here.
Clearly the research done by Theos shows that money is more important.
Come to think of it, I shouldn’t be surprised.
You can’t serve God and Mammon at the same time.