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Bad record-keeping, cont.

By Diogenes (articles ) | Mar 15, 2005

When Cardinal Law said that his failure to curb abusive priests was a function of bad record-keeping in the Boston archdiocese, the Boston Globe was contemptuous, and rightly so; it was an absurd excuse.

But my, how times have changed. Because now the Globe is waving its editorial pom-poms for a group of corporate executives who promise to teach our bishops how to prepare "reader-friendly" financial statements.

Because these noble businessmen are dedicated to helping-- let the Globe tell the story-- "the Roman Catholic Church in the United States, which has been reeling from a string of management and financial problems."

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  • Posted by: principle not pragmatism - Mar. 16, 2005 7:30 PM ET USA

    Please God, save us from this committee. Enlighten the Bishops in what their mission is on his earth. Keep the flames of hell from engulfing the American Catholic Church!!!

  • Posted by: - Mar. 16, 2005 9:43 AM ET USA

    That this is the wrong solution to the wrong problem is documented in the 3/13/05 timesonline version of the uk Sunday Times. They note that one of the undoings on the Bishops was their meticulous record keeping which prosecutors and defendants were able to mine quite easily. Alas, even the best record keeping will not compensate for spineless, amoral administrators, nor hell bent deviants.

  • Posted by: Pseudodionysius - Mar. 15, 2005 10:03 PM ET USA

    Its a good thing that no former financial executive Catholic converts lurk on OTR. If there were, those lurkers would doubtless point out that the business world has become prey to the same Machiavellian political philosophy that has bedeviled corrupt states and churches for 2,000 years. They would also point out that the Dot.com meltdown was identical to the Jesuit meltdown in the 60's ably chronicled by Joseph M. Becker, S.J. in his 2 volume work The Re-Formed Jesuits.

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