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Reader feedback: Catholic Church is rich enough

Re: Catholic Church hopes for three new treaties with Vatican, By Martina Pisárová, Vol 8, No 42, Nov 4 to 10

While I tend not to think the US Supreme Court is completely right about anything, I think the current Slovak government is wrong about almost everything. This is one of the least of its wrongs, but does it seem right to be so extensively funding the Catholic Church, especially church schools where students tend to be more well-off than in public schools, when the government is constantly complaining that it has no money?

The government should enable various religious groups and irreligious groups to perform positive activities, but the Catholic Church needs money less than most groups in the country. It seems likely to me that the government sees this as an opportunity to pass the responsibility for a lot of education and charity to the Church, so that it can quickly and surely free itself of such things. At that point, it will be able to cut Church funding as well.

Joseph Grim Feinberg

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