Getting churches to recognize that social justice is part of their witness has always been a bit of an uphill battle, but I’m not at all sure how you can read the Bible and conclude that it’s possible to be a good Christian without giving time or money to the poor. According to a recent survey, 60% of Catholics now believe you can be a good Catholic without giving time or money to the poor. In 2005 that number was 44%. I’m not sure what’s driving this change. Anyone have any theories?