Monday, July 23, 2007

Stuff your hankies in the mite box

Please. Give me a break. A new pastor with less than a year's tenure in a parish makes a decision to tear down a historically-signficant building to be replaced by a Butler building, and we have to hear about how poor the Catholic Church is?

Let's see, this is in the archdiocese which, having protected abusing priests, found $22 million to shell out in damages to the unfortunate souls who will bear the mark of the religion in the darkest realms of their psyche forever.

Mea culpa, but I don't buy the financial martyrdom anymore.

There is a poverty in the Catholic Church, but it's a poverty of spirit, not of pocketbook.

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