....with one bright spot:
One bright light in the otherwise grim picture was that giving was up slightly in the archdiocese's annual "Together in Mission" fund, which provides subsidies to underfunded parishes and schools in the most economically disadvantaged areas. Contributions to that fund totaled $13.4 million in 2002, compared to $13.1 million in 2001.
See? People know what's important and where their money will be best used.