Last Day:   We need $2,197 to meet a critical August shortfall.   Please help with your maximum gift now!
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

A welcome diversion (of funds)?

By Diogenes (articles ) | Aug 20, 2004

Like everyone else, I sometimes grow weary of the struggle.

There are days when I read the headlines, shake my head, and ask myself, "Why is it always about sex? Why can't we have a good old-fashioned scandal about money?"

Today was one of those days. I just couldn't face another story about a priest who chases boys, and a bishop who promotes him anyway. I wondered what it would be like if we had a different plot-line: say, a layman who's accused of wrongdoing, and complaints of financial rather than sexual misdeeds. Would the bishop still ignore the accusations and promote the man?

I guess I must have been thinking out loud. Because I looked at the CWN site, and-- just like that!-- I had my answer.

An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:

Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!

Our Spring Challenge Grant
Progress toward our Spring Challenge Grant goal ($12,291 to go):
$35,000.00 $22,709.43
35% 65%
Sound Off! CatholicCulture.org supporters weigh in.

All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!

Show 1 Comments? (Hidden)Hide Comments
  • Posted by: - Aug. 20, 2004 10:33 PM ET USA

    Well, $750,000 IS a lot of money. This little tempest may not be enough to disqualify him from working for the diocese ... but just let him attend a Latin Mass offered in a Society of St. Pius X chapel and that might! Priorities, priorities!

Subscribe for free
Shop Amazon
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Recent Catholic Commentary

Final Liturgical Year volume for 2014-2015 now available 3 hours ago
Church Fathers: The Third Century and the School of Alexandria August 29
Every Aspect of the Catholic Thing August 28
News Posturing: How the dramatis personae use each other August 28
The intractable practical problems with the Kasper proposal August 28

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
Pope Francis: welcome with compassion those who have remarried outside the Church CWN - August 5