Friday, April 5, 2019

Almsgiving in Lent

As I have observed, ‘Catholics are always ready to give God all the credit, but not their cash!’ Thus, Jesus reminds all of us of our duties as Christians. The Code of Canon Law states: “Christ’s faithful have the obligation to provide for the needs of the Church, so that the Church has available to it those things which are necessary for divine worship, for works of the apostolate and of charity and for the worthy support of its ministers” (canon 222, par. 1). When Jesus said, “The laborer deserves his wages,” he is also telling us, ‘Just as you pay the carpenters who build your house, so also you must support my messengers who maintain the upkeep of your souls and build my Church.’...

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