Archbishop Thomas Wenski of Miami has issued the following letter to his flock:
We agree with the Archbishop’s request that Catholics support their local parishes which continue to have operating expenses. However, we question whether giving money to an Archdiocesan Coronavirus Emergency Fund is really the best way to help victims of the pandemic, especially given the recent scandalous findings at Catholic Relief Services (CRS). Archbishop Wenski is a member of CRS’s board of directors. Individuals who want to help victims of the Coronavirus pandemic may want to consider other alternatives.