Jewish view on Catholics

Just got this in an email. Thanks, Sandy!

Life isn’t tied with a bow, but it’s still a gift.
Jewish Sam Miller on Catholics

Excerpts of an article written by non-Catholic Sam Miller – a prominent Cleveland Jewish businessman:

“Why would newspapers carry on a vendetta on one of the most important institutions that we have today in the United States, namely the Catholic Church?

Do you know – the Catholic Church educates 2.6 million students every day at the cost to that Church of 10 billion dollars, and a savings on the other hand to the American taxpayer of 18 billion

dollars. The graduates go on to graduate studies at the rate of 92%.

The Church has 230 colleges and universities in the U.S. with an enrollment of 700,000 students.

The Catholic Church has a non-profit hospital system of 637 hospitals, which account for hospital treatment of 1 out of every 5 people – not just Catholics – in the United States today

But the press is vindictive and trying to totally denigrate in every way the Catholic Church in this country. They have blamed the disease of pedophilia on the Catholic Church, which is as irresponsible as
blaming adultery on the institution of marriage.

Let me give you some figures that Catholics should know and remember.

For example, 12% of the 300 Protestant clergy surveyed admitted to sexual intercourse with a parishioner; 38% acknowledged other inappropriate sexual contact in a study by the United Methodist Church , 41.8% of clergy women reported unwanted sexual behavior;
17% of laywomen have been sexually harassed.

Meanwhile, 1.7% of the Catholic clergy has been found guilty of pedophilia. 10% of the Protestant ministers have been found guilty of pedophilia. This is not a Catholic Problem.

A study of American priests showed that most are happy in the priesthood and find it even better than they had expected, and that most, if given the choice, would choose to be priests again in face of
all this obnoxious PR the church has been receiving.

The Catholic Church is bleeding from self-inflicted wounds. The agony that Catholics have felt and suffered is not necessarily the fault of the Church. You have been hurt by a small number of wayward priests that have probably been totally weeded out by now.

Walk with your shoulders high and you head higher. Be a proud member of the most important non-governmental agency in the United States .

Then remember what Jeremiah said: ‘Stand by the roads, and look and ask for the ancient paths, where the good way is and walk in it, and find rest for your souls’. Be proud to speak up for your faith with
pride and reverence and learn what your Church does for all other religions.

Be proud that you’re a Catholic.”

5 thoughts on “Jewish view on Catholics

  1. The Church is a threat to the proponents of the Culture of Death, and the best way to undermine an opponent is to mount a media smear campaign- at least, that’s the way some organizations think.
    I am proud to be a Catholic, and at the same time humbled by the great responsibility that places on me.

  2. I kind of like that, J’bob. I got agitated with the early reports of priests abusing youngsters, but it didn’t take long to calm down and understand that pedophilia crosses all cultural lines. For instance, one of my favorite organizations is the Boy Scouts, and some of the man-boy abuse there turns a guy’s stomach. Not to mentioned Big Brothers, Protestant Elmer Gantryism, the United States Congress and its pages. And so forth.

  3. Exactly, but to read the papers, it only happens in the Catholic Church. It is wrong, no matter who does it and they should be punished, but one group should not be punished any more than another.

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