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Boston Archdiocese Considers Bankruptcy in Face of Lawsuits
Fox News ^ | Friday, August 09, 2002 | AP

Posted on 08/10/2002 9:34:24 AM PDT by Land of the Irish

Edited on 04/22/2004 12:34:25 AM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

BOSTON The Boston Archdiocese is considering bankruptcy as it faces potentially crippling financial settlements with victims of priest sex abuse -- an option experts say could produce more bad publicity than it's worth.

Such a move would also put the Roman Catholic Church in the position of giving control over some of its finances to a secular bankruptcy court.


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"By their fruits, you shall know them."
1 posted on 08/10/2002 9:34:24 AM PDT by Land of the Irish
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To: Land of the Irish
BTTT. No comment at this time.
2 posted on 08/10/2002 9:41:54 AM PDT by Salvation
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To: Land of the Irish
See http://www.veil-of-innocence.org/directory.htm for other issues facing Boston's Catholic schools.
3 posted on 08/10/2002 9:49:56 AM PDT by narses
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See http://www.veil-of-innocence.org/directory.htm for other issues facing Boston's Catholic schools.
4 posted on 08/10/2002 9:50:47 AM PDT by narses
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To: Land of the Irish
Why are these dioceses bowing to extortion? I guess because I'm in one of the few with an endowment, the principle collected years ago, I have little sympathy for the ones that are going to bankrupt themselves in a CYA move.

I'm getting really tired of everything coming down to money. Nothing can compensate for the pain.
5 posted on 08/10/2002 4:14:41 PM PDT by Desdemona
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To: Desdemona
I'm getting really tired of everything coming down to money. Nothing can compensate for the pain.

It wouldn't be coming down to money if the bishops had treated victims like wronged human beings and offered to help them instead of calling them liars and sicking trial lawyers on them in an effort to shut them up.

Or, worse, lying to them about taking the offending priests out of parishes and, instead, transferring them to prey on other victims.

You may as well prepare yourself, because this is going to get a lot worse.

6 posted on 08/10/2002 5:02:53 PM PDT by sinkspur
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You may as well prepare yourself, because this is going to get a lot worse.

Yes,yes,yes,you keep saying that.Fess up! What do you know an when did you know it?

7 posted on 08/10/2002 5:12:12 PM PDT by Codie
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"You may as well prepare yourself, because this is going to get a lot worse."

I think you are correct. I read something about a RICO suit out in LA. All in all, I would be grateful for an impoverished Church at this point as those who aren't duplicitous in the clergy will stay. One of the best Masses I ever went to was in Church with a dirt floor.
8 posted on 08/10/2002 5:40:51 PM PDT by Domestic Church
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To: one_particular_harbour
What's your solution to this problem?
10 posted on 08/10/2002 6:03:10 PM PDT by Codie
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To: one_particular_harbour
What will fill the void? Be careful what you wish for.
12 posted on 08/10/2002 6:15:29 PM PDT by Codie
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An Orthodox Jimmy Buffett fan... interesting combo.
14 posted on 08/10/2002 6:23:32 PM PDT by drstevej
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To: one_particular_harbour
You could be Protestant today,why aren't you?
16 posted on 08/10/2002 6:55:05 PM PDT by Codie
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To: one_particular_harbour; sinkspur
Ever deepening in your dedicated anti-Catholic bigotry, as is plain to see. There is no anti-Catholic bigot like an ex-Catholic who couldn't make the grade and who becomes such a bigot. Someday, perhaps, we will hear your actual agenda which is suggested by your impertinent last sentence.

That is Pope John Paul II to you, counselor, and to history to which he has made far greater contributions on his least efficient day than will ever be made in a lifetime by his petty critic from the bowels of the Louisville court system.

Mr. Wojtlywa was his father, Dr. Wojtlywa was his brother. Both are long dead. This pope hasn't been properly known as Mr. Wojtlywa since his ordination 56 years ago. You can also keep a civil tongue in your head. I have yet to see one insulting remark directed on Free Republic by any Catholic toward the leaders of what you claim to be your new religion. Nor one by Eastern Orthodox posters directed at Catholic leaders.

JPII has no obligation to publicly entertain the likes of you. He will run the Church as he sees fit without the advice of hostile buttinskies like you, thank you very much. Whether that meets the guidelines imposed by your ignorance is of no consequence whatsoever.

You did not have the backbone to live in the Faith of your ancestors and you obviously resent those who do. At least you did have the integrity to leave unlike many. Jealousy will get you nowhere. Go drown in Margaritas or at least soak your head.

Sinkspur and a few others may encourage you with Kumbayas and warm touchy-feelies over the way poor OPH has had his feelings abused by those nasty doctrinaire Catholic meanies. You are not likely to experience that treatment from anyone with the truth of the Faith. AmChurch is not Catholicism.

In your lawyer's rationale, being abused by enemies of the Faith becomes your excuse for becoming an enemy of the Faith.

Of course, you also persist in the delusion that your opinion counts. I will be back later after Mass and visiting. Rave on. Your every post stirs the resolve of those you despise.

Was the first sentence of your post meant to be its title?

17 posted on 08/11/2002 6:37:08 AM PDT by BlackElk
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To: BlackElk
Thank you and God bless.
18 posted on 08/11/2002 7:00:50 AM PDT by Sock
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To: BlackElk
His disrespect says more about him and Orthodoxy than the 82-year-old Bishop of Rome.

Interesting, in a disgusting way, isn’t it? The non Catholic Christians and the schismatic Catholics have the common courtesy to show “some” respect for this man of God, but the Orthodox wing nuts who post here are unable to contain their visceral hatred for the man. You are not born to hate; it must be taught. And, it’s usually taught by example.

Athens-2001

19 posted on 08/11/2002 7:13:11 AM PDT by Sock
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