(i.e. bonus opinion of the day 05/04/2010)
The Catholic church sometimes prides itself to be so rich (without ever asking itself whether that money should maybe have been spent on useful things). This doesn’t stop some of their clergy to try and make them even richer – or maybe this is how they got to be so rich in the first place!?
An Irish bishop has asked his parishioners to fork out cash… for the compensation the church has to pay to victims of sex abuse!
To point out two bleedingly obvious points, first, these victims would partly come from that same parish; second, there’s quite a lot of cash in Rome, and Rome is the centre of where all the “keep it hidden” orders came from, i.e. final responsibility.Let Rome finally do something useful with that money and hand it out to their victims.
The hypocrisy would be surprising – if it wasn’t the usual suspects doing their usual thing.