Scrutinize property, collections

I could not agree more with Kelle Lynch-Baldwin’s suggestion (CR, March 11) to consolidate other properties within the archdiocese, an excellent and practical proposal that should be given serious attention and follow-up planning as soon as possible.

I also support her suggestion that some type of “community of brother priests” would be financially and spiritually beneficial in sharing a rectory as opposed to a single occupancy therein.

Further, I would suggest that the Vatican be petitioned to waive its percentage of each Sunday collection here in this country and that same percentage be then allocated to each archdiocese to increase tuition assistance accordingly.

Bear in mind that the children being ill-served or lost because of the inability to pay for a Catholic education will probably, as adults, not be contributing to church collections in the future.

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