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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.

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  • 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!