A friend of mine has recently lost his faith. He read a book by Christopher Hitchens, which has completely destroyed what he believed. He is very, very confused and angry. What would you say to him?
She did spend a lot of time fundraising. She needed funds for the poor people she served. I suppose, since they were all dying, she could have just left them lie there, but the silly woman believed they should be fed and kept clean and comfortable.
I suppose she could have sent out one of her no name nuns who worked there at the hospital. Because you know, that would have really helped draw a crowd.
Clearly, Mr. Hitchens had no clue how to fundraise or that nuns are pretty much synonymous with fundraising and has never been to a church supper, card party or Bingo game. No wonder he was angry. He missed all the fun.
I'm sorry I don't know quite what to tell you to tell your friend. I would start by asking him some questions and listen to his answer and not worry too much about arguing with his responses. I'd try to find out exactly which part of what he read caused him so much consternation.
Then I'd go think that over. And then I'd go back and talk with him about those things.
Because it really can't be everything. There must have been something that got to him. Some thought that was in the book that entered his brain like an earwig (or at least, the mythology of an earwig) and has eaten holes in some synapses.
Then I would suggest some other reading for him. G.K. Chesterton springs to mind. All Catholics love him, don't they? Chesterton himself was a convert to the Catholic Church. We especially love converts, because they chose the Church in a way the rest of us have not, although in Chesterton's case he had been Anglican, or, as we like to say "Catholic Lite", so it wasn't a big leap. Anyhow, you want to look into people who are called "Catholic Apologists". A weird term, I know, but it refers to people who are explaining (not apologizing).
Hope this helps. Mr. Hitchens must be very surprised these days, about all the things he got wrong.