By Fr. Wilson (articles ) | Jun 12, 2003
The New York Times today has a story about the anticipated devastating effects on the charitable work of the Archdiocese of Louisville of the settlement it reached yesterday.
' A day after the Archdiocese of Louisville struck one of the largest settlements stemming from sexual abuse accusations, Catholics and non-Catholics alike are sifting through the wreckage. It will not be just the church feeling the sting of a payout of $25.7 million but the extensive network of programs and charities that the archdiocese has carefully built over 200 years. It's going to be very painful without those dollars," said Dr. Brian Reynolds, the chancellor and chief administrative officer of the archdiocese. "All our areas will be impacted." '
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Jun. 12, 2003 2:35 PM ET USA
How cynical that our bishops use the poor as a shield against the consequenses of their malfeasance ('The poor will suffer if you make us pay for our crimes!'). However, it does illustrate that our bishops were not doing good works -- they were administrating the charity of others, much as Judas managed the purse for the 12. Perhaps it is time for these "charities" to die, so that true charity can take their place. Sadly many people will be hurt--further victims of our faithless bishops.