This infographic on what the Catholic Church spends on salaries and good works serves as a timely reminder of what churches do with their tax exemption status.
"These discussions never seem to go away, so here’s something (hopefully) socially friendly to help discussions!
“'Sell the Vatican, Feed the world” goes the urban legend. Here are a couple considerations for those who share this attitude.
"To the statement “The Catholic church wastes billions of dollars on chairs and cathedrals when it could be feeding the poor,” a good response is to show what the Church does with the money, and to compare it to other big businesses." --Dominic de Souza, Catholic Viral