January 10, 2005

Poll finds 'growing uneasiness' among Catholics over church finances

USA Today

By Cathy Lynn Grossman, USA TODAY
In the wake of the clergy sexual abuse scandal, a growing number of Catholic churchgoers worry that the financial fallout will impede the work of the church, according to a survey to be released today.

The survey of 803 Roman Catholics who attend Mass at least twice a month finds "a growing uneasiness" with the way the church handles money, says Frank Butler, director of Foundations and Donors Interested in Catholic Activities, sponsor of the survey. That group's philanthropies give more than $200 million annually to Catholic concerns.

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