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the root of all evil

By Diogenes (articles ) | Apr 08, 2006

Why is the Boston archdiocese such a mess? The New York Times reports:

Efforts to change the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston in the aftermath of the crisis of sexual abuse by clergymen have been hampered by diminished resources, according to a report issued Friday.

Oh that's the problem: diminished resources. I wonder why the resource are diminished. But never mind; we know that's not the problem. So if you parishioners will just extra generous in responding to today's second collection, all our troubles soon will be over.

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  • Posted by: Zebedee222 - Apr. 10, 2006 4:31 PM ET USA

    Could it be that the diminished resources result from closing some parishes precipitously close to the border of a neighboring diocese? Perhaps these neighbors are experiencing surging resources?

  • Posted by: benedictusoblatus - Apr. 08, 2006 7:41 PM ET USA

    The real problem is the critical shortage of sackcloth on the East Coast. The only mill making the stuff was closed in the 1970's after the owner, a guy named Muffy, was found dead by his partner Skip Paradice.

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