Religion: Church's Shame

Episcopal churchmen tell of how Rt. Rev. Henry Wise Hobson, Bishop of Southern Ohio, lately made a visitation in one of his parishes. Getting out of his automobile he carefully locked its doors. "Don't bother to lock your car, Bishop," said the senior warden. "We're all honest around here." Sharply retorted Bishop Hobson: "Oh, no, you're not! You've been using your missionary money to pay your coal bill."

The Episcopal Church operates on a pay-as-you-go budget, each diocese and each parish contributing its share. The parish budget contains an item for missions, and the parish is expected to send this allotment...

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