Charity as Right Means for Managing Estate for Catholics in New Book

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Christopher Reilly shows how “money” and “wealth” are not words that connote shame but practical Christian virtue in “Estate Planning for Catholics,” a guide to managing wealth

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With clear insight and a wealth of practical advice, Christopher Reilly’s Estate Planning for Catholics explains the teachings of the Catholic Church and assists Catholics regarding their personal choices about the distribution of their possessions to others. Although Christians, particularly Catholics, tend to shy away from frank discussions of wealth and money, Reilly shows the way to seek spiritual fulfillment in a well-tended garden of practical investments.

The role of wealth and possessions in a Christ-centered life is explored along with a strong emphasis on the virtue of charity. Giving is not confined to a response to formal and sacramental solicitations in Christian groups and churches. Making wealth in the context of preserving this wealth to benefit the most number of people – family, friends, descendants, the greater Church family – is an excellent way of exercising good Christian stewardship in the area of managing resources.

Readers will come away with a better understanding of their faith and the information needed to work with an attorney in creating an effective plan for building a meaningful legacy. Money that grows well is money that can be left behind with the assurance that it will continue to do good not just in memory of a lifetime’s worth of good causes and good works, but as an organic support that helps to make the lifelines of Christianity stay healthy and strong.

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About the Author
Christopher M. Reilly currently serves as Director of Development for American Life League, a Catholic grassroots organization that works to protect all innocent lives from the moment of creation to natural death, and was previously the Executive Director of the Catholic Foundation of Maine. Chris Reilly has worked for over a decade as a specialist in charitable estate planning, with prior experience as a for-profit estate and financial planner. He holds designations as Certified Financial Planner®, Certified Fund Raising Executive, and Accredited Asset Management Specialist. He earned a Master degree in Public and International Affairs at the University of Pittsburgh, plus additional graduate study.

Estate Planning for Catholics * by Christopher Reilly
How to Lovingly Share Possessions beyond Your Lifetime
Trade Paperback; $19.99; 109 pages; 978-1-4691-2623-4
Trade Hardback; $29.99; 109 pages; 978-1-4691-2624-1
eBook; $3.99; 978-1-4691-2625-8

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