Filed under some of the most frequently asked questions by Catholics and non-Catholics alike, sometimes it's hard to really know the answer. Sebastian Campos does an excellent job explaining why the Churches vast amount of varying assets cannot necessarily or legally cannot be liquidated by the Vatican itself. Furthermore, you'll be able to see how the Vatican "pays the bills" and the truth that like many governments, having a balanced budget is not just a breeze, even for the Vatican. Of course the final aim of the question, just how good of a steward is the Vatican towards the poor? Check out this story by following the link:
Husband & father of four, graduate from Quincy University and currently a grad student at Franciscan University. Director of Faith Formation & Youth Ministry for All Saints Parish since 2011.