Should the Church Sell the Vatican?

One of the objections I hear all the time about the Catholic Church is that it is too rich. For some, it is a hypocritical organization that preys off of the poor, demanding donations, while it hoards money for itself.

On the one hand, there’s certainly some truth to this. I’ve been to individual churches where funds were mismanaged, priests and bishops lived as kings, and the poor were neglected. To say this about some churches and its members is completely legitimate.

But to say this about the Church universal? That’s a different story. As I share in this video, the Church has some work to do if it wants to be the perfect institution founded by Christ, but selling the Vatican and all of its possessions might not be the best solution. We do much more for the poor in those buildings than we would by selling them.

2 Comments on “Should the Church Sell the Vatican?

  1. Good morning Brother Cole. This was a good listen. Off topic, have you heard of a film called Beowulf. I would love to hear your review on that.

  2. Catholic Trivia:

    The holy sea exists as a sovereign state because of a deal the Catholic Church made with Mussolini called the Lateran Treaty. The Catholic Church also got 30 million dollars and became the state religion.

    Your institution sold itself to a brutual dictator who allied with Hitler,.a man who killed 7 million Jews.

    How can you be associated with the church? Despite your flaws Casey your not bad guy but you fail to see your a member of an institution (in the academic meaning of the word) and not a sacred religion that is a doorway to God. And all you do is make excuses for it.

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