A new study from the University of Notre Dame asked the question, ‘just how generous are Catholics?’ The answer: not as generous as other Christian denominations in America. The study suggests a “giving gap” between Catholics and other Christians, as well as a lack of spiritual engagement with money.
According to Starks, the study is not intended to say that Catholics are ungenerous, but simply that, on average, many Catholics do not connect money to personal or spiritual growth. He also says that the Catholic Church could have much more potential, but sometimes fails because of a lack of monetary donations.
Phew! Thank goodness for miserly Catholics.