Here is a true life experience told to me and our family by my uncle John. He was a soldier in WWII and landed in Anzio beach for the invasion of Italy. Soon after landing he was heading down the beach head when it was secured, and noticed a food wagon, and some soldiers on line there. He walked over and inquired if he could get some coffee and doughnut from the Red Cross, who's wagon it was. They told him how much it would cost for the coffee and Doughnut. He told them "are you kidding? we have no money on us, and those that had money either gave it away, or gambled it away, as we did not know how many of us would be alive tomorrow.", The Red Cross server said " that is the price, we are not giving away the doughnuts and coffee, we have costs" I won't type my uncles reply, and he and his buddies continued down the beach. About 100 feet away, there was another chuck-wagon, and he saw the men going and returning for more from this wagon, and no money being exchanged. Walking over, he saw the Salvation Army sign, and asked for coffee, and Doughnuts, which they gladly gave to him free.<quoted text>where is the outrage from the pulpits?? The dioceses?
Where is the leadership?? The fall from grace I our faith is so disturbing.
What are we the faithful to do?? I personally have stopped giving to this collection along with the catholic university collection and the propagation of the faith( socialism). Be careful with your cash.
If you want to give, try the Salvation Army. They're the real deal and every penny goes directly to the people
That is my reason for never giving to the Red Cross, and my Uncle was wounded and in the hospital the next day. My cousin's husband was at the same landing and battles, and eventually was captured by the Germans, had the same experience. It is a shame that a group so highly touted, has such a bad history.
Though you would like this verification of your feelings.