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JerseygirlCT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-07-04 08:02 AM
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29. It will be interesting to watch how the PR machine of the church plays
this. I suspect we'll hear a great deal about all the charitable work that won't get done now, all the poor parishioners w/o their church... Because those awful lawsuits are forcing them to this.

I hope no one is apt to buy the line. There are reasons for this situation: poor choices in who is accepted into seminary (including the horrible continuing refusal to ordain women), poor education of those in seminary, and most of all, absolute egotistical refusal of the bishops to address the situation. It's truly shameful.

Unfortunately, since simple human goodness seems to have no effect, perhaps hitting them hard in the pocketbook is the only way.
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  -Sex claims 'bankrupt US archdiocese' DoYouEverWonder  Jul-07-04 04:43 AM   #0 
  - can't say as i feel too bad for the church. the parishoners? sad for them.  truthisfreedom   Jul-07-04 04:48 AM   #1 
  - yeah, the poor things  sniffa   Jul-07-04 06:28 AM   #10 
  - Good !  LibertyorDeath   Jul-07-04 04:52 AM   #2 
  - Save money...  Corby   Jul-07-04 04:56 AM   #3 
  - It seems they are using the bankruptcy  DoYouEverWonder   Jul-07-04 05:00 AM   #4 
  - It's not pedophile priests who cost them this money  Argumentus   Jul-07-04 05:03 AM   #5 
  - My thoughts exactly  ayeshahaqqiqa   Jul-07-04 05:23 AM   #7 
     - Good point.  cliss   Jul-07-04 10:15 AM   #36 
  - Time to start selling off the gold.  DarkPhenyx   Jul-07-04 05:17 AM   #6 
  - Unfortunately the Catholic Church  DoYouEverWonder   Jul-07-04 06:06 AM   #9 
     - Ploy? You think filing for bankrupcy is a ploy?  ChavezSpeakstheTruth   Jul-07-04 06:38 AM   #12 
        - You think the CC is broke?  DoYouEverWonder   Jul-07-04 06:44 AM   #13 
           - The diocese is different from the entire church  Baltimoreboy   Jul-07-04 06:48 AM   #15 
  - Time for tort reform?  BlueCollar   Jul-07-04 05:24 AM   #8 
  - What about all the elderly clergy who never harmed anyone?  ChavezSpeakstheTruth   Jul-07-04 06:37 AM   #11 
  - Maybe these elderly clergy  DoYouEverWonder   Jul-07-04 06:47 AM   #14 
  - So they "supposedly" never hurt anyone - following your implied logic  ChavezSpeakstheTruth   Jul-07-04 06:51 AM   #16 
     - There are plenty of other ways to hurt people  DoYouEverWonder   Jul-07-04 06:54 AM   #17 
        - Poor boy  Baltimoreboy   Jul-07-04 06:58 AM   #18 
        - You mean they lied?  DoYouEverWonder   Jul-07-04 07:15 AM   #20 
           - God's representatives, but not infallible  Baltimoreboy   Jul-07-04 07:18 AM   #23 
              - Doesn't the pope claim to be infallible?  DoYouEverWonder   Jul-07-04 07:24 AM   # 
                 - The dogma of papal infallibility only applies in matters of church  ChavezSpeakstheTruth   Jul-07-04 07:29 AM   #27 
                    - Now wait a minute  impe   Jul-07-04 08:25 AM   #31 
                       - I don't see where you're coming from. How am I going out of line of  ChavezSpeakstheTruth   Jul-07-04 08:45 AM   #32 
                          - First of All  impe   Jul-07-04 10:55 AM   #39 
        - Well - seems like you have a very strong bias here  ChavezSpeakstheTruth   Jul-07-04 07:09 AM   #19 
           - May we then agree  DoYouEverWonder   Jul-07-04 07:17 AM   #22 
              - And also with you  ChavezSpeakstheTruth   Jul-07-04 07:21 AM   #24 
  - Didn't they have a responsibility to speak out, too?  JerseygirlCT   Jul-07-04 10:25 AM   #38 
  - duplicate  Crisco   Jul-07-04 07:17 AM   #21 
  - Once again...  deseo   Jul-07-04 07:24 AM   #25 
  - Not even close  Baltimoreboy   Jul-07-04 07:38 AM   #28 
  - Pulling an OJ  tom_paine   Jul-07-04 07:27 AM   #26 
  - It will be interesting to watch how the PR machine of the church plays  JerseygirlCT   Jul-07-04 08:02 AM   #29 
  - Born Catholic -  bitchkitty   Jul-07-04 08:21 AM   #30 
  - I read somewhere  elehhhhna   Jul-07-04 09:11 AM   #33 
     - Yes, something like that  DoYouEverWonder   Jul-07-04 09:38 AM   #34 
        - "Time for tort reform?"  DaveSZ   Jul-07-04 09:43 AM   #35 
           - The CC is not backing Bush  ChavezSpeakstheTruth   Jul-07-04 10:18 AM   #37 
  - This is a duplicate  Moderator   Jul-07-04 11:10 AM   #40 

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