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Return to the Sacred: A Discussion Course on the Dispelling of Darkness in the World
Return to the Sacred: A Discussion Course on the Dispelling of Darkness in the World
'Industrializing Charity Damaged our Sense of the Sacred,' by Michael Hichborn

Industrializing Charity Damaged
our Sense of the Sacred
Michael Hichborn

How did we lose our sacred connection to God’s work? Michael Hichborn reveals the shocking truth: we let charity become corrupted by corporate greed and worldly desires. Instead of following Christ’s example of healing, teaching, and preaching with love and humility, we turned these missions into profit-driven enterprises that serve our own interests. Michael shows us how Saint Francis of Assisi can inspire us to reclaim our sacred bond with God and His people.

  1. What is the outcome when we let corporate greed compete with the love of God?
  2. How is it possible for a Catholic hospital, school, or university to have as part of their mission to honor God above all things, but also pay the bills?
  3. What does the life of Saint Francis Assisi inform you about how we might recover the sense of the sacred?

Michael Hichborn’s Bio:

Michael Hichborn is the founder and president of the Lepanto Institute, a Catholic research and education organization that exposes corruption and immorality in the Church and society. He is a well-known public figure in the pro-life movement and a former director of the Defend the Faith project at the American Life League. He has a bachelor’s degree in political science and economics from Christendom College and a master’s degree in education from American Intercontinental University. He lives in Virginia with his wife and eight children.

For more information about his work and the Lepanto Institute, visit

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