Thursday, May 24, 2007

Atheist Gives Millions to NYC Catholic Schools

On the train ride home tonight, I was reading today's edition of The New York Daily News and this article caught my attention.

Robert Wilson, a wealthy philanthropist (is there any other kind?) and self described atheist, gave the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York City $22.5 million to help Catholic schools. According to the article, "Wilson decided to give so generously after hearing that many seats in Catholic schools go unfilled because parents of deserving kids can't afford the cost."

The press release by the Archdiocese in response to the donation is here. Cardinal Egan thanked Mr. Wilson for his generous gift but said that Wilson was still going to burn in hell when he dies.

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