In this last month, there have been some strange presentations. One week instead of a homily we got a professional power point presentation for 20 min on the importance of tithing?
A couple weeks ago we got a 10 minute slide show about the importance of learning about the proper way to vote catholic values and a request to fill out our information so that a catholic political organization can contact us?
Last week in the name of the disaster in Japan they passed out a collection for their disaster relief. Then it was said that we better not split our weekly donations between Japan and the church but rather give our regular donations to the church and add an extra donation for Japan. I’m not sure I feel comfortable with anyone telling me how much to give or how to give–it feels misplaced.
What do you all think of these types of political presentations. What do you think about the church spending a lot of time trying to guide you on your giving practices?