Somebody's confused here
Michael Miller, who handles business affairs for the Spokane diocese, explained to the Seattle Post-Intelligencer that the diocese could not have avoided bankruptcy by selling off parish properties.
... Miller described each parish as a separate entity -- in other words, not part of the diocese's budget. Church law, he added, holds that a bishop cannot sell parish property for diocesan purposes.
Um, Mr. Miller, do you suppose you'd have time for a cup of coffee with Archbishop Sean O'Malley, who is selling off parish properties by the dozen?
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