- Published in Saints of the Month
Q: My wife and I have an ongoing disagreement about where we spend our money. She discovered that a couple of the stores that we frequent donate a certain percentage of their profits to Planned Parenthood and other groups that she believes contradict Catholic beliefs. She thinks that we are wrong to shop at those places. I’m not so convinced because of the relatively small amount of money that we actually spend there. What does the church teach about supporting businesses that donate to groups that contradict our Catholic beliefs?
Christmas is easy to celebrate in ways that are fun. But it’s tough to say “Gather round, everybody! It’s time to fast and contemplate our mortality!” at Lent. Still, there are lots of ways to observe this sacred time.