Industrializing Charity Damaged
our Sense of the Sacred
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.
INDIVIDUAL & SMALL GROUP DISCUSSION QUESTIONS:
- What is the outcome when we let corporate greed compete with the love of God?
- 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?
- 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 https://www.lepantoin.org/wp/who-we-are/