You know given the attitude of many Catholic leaders in regards to sticking their pompous noses back into politics, I have a rather creative idea...
In the words of George Carlin: Let them pay their f###in admission price like the rest of us!
That's right, get rid of their tax-exempt status!
The Catholic Church alone could balance the federal budget just on the estate taxes! And the various state and local governments would profit heavily from the property taxes.
Plus it would serve as a wake-up call for the rest of the religious faiths. You want to stick your snooty noses in governemnt? You think that church and state are inseperable? Well the free ride is over, reverend! You pay your way like the rest of us!
It's high time we end this tax-exempt form of religious welfare!