Archbishop Chaput airs anger over theft of archdiocesan funds
Catholic World News - February 06, 2012
Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia has written that the faithful of the archdiocese are right to be angry over reports that a senior financial offered stole $900,000 from the archdiocesan coffers.
"As bitter as this loss is, insurance will cover most of it," the archbishop said in a weekly column. However he quickly added: “This is little comfort and absolves no one.”
Archbishop Chaput noted that the independent audit firm engaged by the archdiocese had not discovered evidence of the missing funds. He expressed confidence that the theft—originally discovered last summer—was an isolated incident. Nevertheless, he said that he had already commission a complete review of financial affairs within the archdiocese, and expected to tighten controls.
An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:
Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!
Progress toward our August expenses ($33,389 to go):
All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!