the betrayal never ends
The Archdiocese of Boston has betrayed children by allowing priests to abuse them; betrayed parents by failing to provide real Catholic education in parochial schools; betrayed donors by using money for purposes different from the ones cited when the money was collected; and betrayed parishioners by selling off the churches and schools they sacrificed to build.
But at least, you might think, a Boston Catholic can be confident that once he's dead and buried, the archdiocese can't betray him any more.
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Posted by: -
Aug. 05, 2005 9:26 AM ET USA
Boston has long been known as one of the 2 most Calvinistic (w Amsterdam) cities in the world. It is just biblical, as in when you sew the wind you reap the whirlwind. The same applies to those who live pursuing novelty, revolution, and Democratic party politics. The first signs of pulling out of this death spiral will be the ejection of all Dominicans, Jesuits, and Franciscans, and all the feminist "nuns", collectively the "Catholic" missionaries of sentimentality.
Posted by: benedictusoblatus -
Aug. 04, 2005 3:12 PM ET USA
The care of cemetaries is an act of piety, an act of devotion to those who have gone before us. These are virtues proper to individuals and not organizations. Since dead people don't complain much about their needs being neglected, I am not surprised the Archdiocese of Boston would neglect to take proper care of them. Though I doubt this neglect is intentional. I am more worried that these poor souls are neglected spiritually through want of prayer and masses offered on their behalf.
Posted by: frjimc -
Aug. 04, 2005 1:06 PM ET USA
Caution: go slowly, Diogenes. Galvin's running for Governor and looking for publicity. Unlike the AG Reilly, who also uses the Church for free publicity, Galvin's a moron who usually gets it wrong. There's a lot more to this story, most of which the Globe & Herald WON'T print, but which will mostly exculpate the archdiocese. I understand your anger at our archdiocese; I often share it. But it doesn't behoove you to jump without looking first.
Posted by: Fiducia -
Aug. 04, 2005 10:15 AM ET USA
I don't trust Galvin's motives. He was one of the semi-hysterical leaders of protests against closing Our Lady of the Presentation School. (However sad it was to force a school to close, and however badly the Archdiocese handled it, it was a rational decision.) Galvin is using his office to extract revenge. I can think of few things more hypocritical than a Mass. Democratic politician decrying another organization's neglect of its responsibilities or use of its funds.