New York nun faces indictment for alleged $100,000 theft from parishes
Catholic World News - November 05, 2012
New York state prosecutors are bringing grand-larceny charges against a nun who is accused of stealing over $100,000 in church funds.
Sister Mary Ann Rapp will be indicted for taking money from two parishes in the Buffalo diocese. She was suspended from her work in the diocese after an audit discovered missing funds.
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!
Our Spring Challenge Grant
Progress toward our Spring Challenge Grant goal ($35,000 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!
Posted by: jacquebquique5708 -
Nov. 05, 2012 6:08 PM ET USA
The scandal of embezzlement for Catholics is not the act itself but the seeming minimizing of its evil nature. This appears to parallel some cases of the same attitude toward child abuse. "Standard Accounting Procedures" are explicit in demanding that two individuals be accountable for all funds. Pastors previously had been the sole arbitor of parish funds. The cavalier attitude makes church keepers appear to have no money sense and to not care if money is stolen and to not punish if done.