Religion: Radix Malorum Est Cupiditas?

In the Pallottine order, carryings-on over cash

WHY A SWEEPSTAKES? screamed the copy in the direct-mail ad. And answered: SIMPLY TO CALL ATTENTION IN A DRAMATIC WAY TO THE NEEDS OF THE POOR, HUNGRY AND SICK CHILDREN IN PALLOTTINE MISSIONS IN SOUTH AMERICA, AUSTRALIA AND INDIA. Pictures of children, bellies bloated from hunger, encouraged compassion. Romantic renderings of the Dodge Coronet or Apache Eagle camper that a lucky giver might win in return for his contribution flavored compassion with a dash of greed. And why not? The Roman Catholic Pallottine Fathers, an international order...

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