§ 2. When in a diocese it is considered useful to financially support initiatives and activities for the evangelization realized through the Neocatechumenal Way, the diocesan bishop, at the request of the International Responsible Team of the Way, will consider the suitability of erecting an autonomous diocesan foundation, with juridical personality, regulated by its own statutes, which will also be recognized by the civil authorities. This may also be supported by oblatory donations made by participants in the Neocatechumenal Way, as well as by foundations and other individuals.Thus, the statutes is saying that the Diocesan Bishop (in this case the Archbishop) establishes an autonomous diocesan foundation that will be used to financially support the initiatives and activities for the evangelization of the NCW. This foundation is supported by donations from members of the Way as well as other foundations and other individuals. It did NOT say that the foundation would be supported by parishes. Section 3 of Article 4 then state:
§ 3. In the communities, collections are made to answer different needs. It is the task of the responsible team of the community and of the responsible teams of the Way at every level, to ensure that such collections are administered with a great sense of responsibility and respect for the law.The approved Statutes give the authority to the Responsible team of the community and the responsible teams of the Way to decide how these collections should be used, and they should do it with a great sense of responsibility and respect for the law. In other words, they are not to pocket the money for themselves, and there are rules to ensure that does not happen in the same way that there are rules in place at the parish to ensure that money is not stolen. These are the rules set down and approved by the Pope, which should be followed.
In the third place, the money that the NCW puts in the trash bag is always slated for a specific purpose, and it would be against the law to use the money other than what it was collected for. This is the same rule that the parish follows by law. If a parishioner donates money for a specific purpose (such as paying the electricity bill of the church), the parish cannot use that money for any other purpose. Therefore, what the NCW members collects in the trash bag is not your money. The itinerants and mission families that were sent to the U.S. to see the Pope came from the pockets of the NCW members and its foundation. It did not come from the parish. In other words, all the money you give to your parish every Sunday is not used for sending itinerants or mission families off-island. It is also not used to pay for the retreats of the NCW, which is usually held in hotels. The NCW members pay for their retreats.
Finally, in regards to your starving priest... take him out to dinner. There is no reason for a priest to be starving. The parishioners of a parish are supposed to take care of their priest, not just pray for him. I have seen parishioners invite the priest to their homes for lunch or even to their home fiesta and barbecue. I have seen parishioners drop food in the parish office. There are also times my community have taken our priest out to dinner after the celebrations. Each parish is supposed to take care of its priest.