As a Baptist, I had been taught that gambling was wrong. Jesus didn’t gamble.
However, Catholics view gambling as “entertainment”. Parish Bingo is small stuff, however. His Excellency had grander plans. To fill emptying church coffers, he encouraged several parishes to promote ” Chase the Ace ” , a Los Vegas style game where the person who draws the Ace wins a huge jackpot – which was several million dollars in some cases. Thousands of people were coming to church now ! Was this a new revival ?
No, people came , not for a chance to worship God, or to hear the gospel message of salvation. They had come to try to win a monetary jackpot. I think it made Jesus cry.