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"America" is a liberal rag serving people who are Catholic in name only. Fr. Thomas Reese is a pro-deviancy spokesperson.

1 posted on 05/04/2002 7:40:01 AM PDT by history_matters
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2 posted on 05/04/2002 7:40:25 AM PDT by history_matters
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3 posted on 05/04/2002 7:41:29 AM PDT by history_matters
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Another sad chapter. They should have thought about this long ago when the first allegations were reported. I read an article which said the Archdiocese of Boston may have to sell property to fund these settlements. There's an irony here. All these liberal kooks and Liberation Theology nuts for years had been moaning about how the Church needed to get more in touch with poverty. Odd that lawsuits over aggravated sodomy would be the way back to the catacombs.
4 posted on 05/04/2002 8:04:55 AM PDT by HowlinglyMind-BendingAbsurdity
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The amounts were often kept secret at the insistence of the insurance companies, who preferred to settle out of court because legal fees could amount to $500,000 per case.

I don't see why the insurers should have had to pay anything after the first offense per individual. I also don't see why the insurers didn't lean on the archdiocese and say, "Keep this one away from kids -- we're not paying for him again."

Insurers aren't the list bit shy about insisting that ordinary policyholders minimize risk.

5 posted on 05/04/2002 8:12:15 AM PDT by maryz
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I have a suggestion...that they shut down the faculty and residential dining halls at Jesuit colleges and universities (especially the stock of alcoholic beverages)until all homosexuals are removed from active ministry. That should speed things up a bit. Also...there should NOT be any catered dining at the upcoming Dallas conference of the U.S. bishops. No more catered dining for the hierarchy until the chanceries are out of debt. Law could use the weight reduction anyway.
7 posted on 05/04/2002 8:20:08 AM PDT by HowlinglyMind-BendingAbsurdity
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The estimate is quoted by the leading Catholic magazine America,

"Leading?" The only thing America mag is leading is a left wing effort to destroy the Church from within. The Jesuits are part of the problem it seems, not the solution.

9 posted on 05/04/2002 8:28:15 AM PDT by PLK
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Sexual abuse hits Church finances: Even the Vatican is now being sued

I guess some trial lawyers and personal injury lawyers finally read a peppery bit of
Mark Twain's called "Why Don't They Rob Their Churches?". (It was his observation
on the opulence of the churche buildings in Italy, compared to the wide-spread poverty.)

There surely are some bad priests and corrupt supervisors who need punishment.
Too bad that many good folks will be made to suffer to pay court costs and damages.
12 posted on 05/04/2002 8:40:54 AM PDT by VOA
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Is Reese a homo, by the way?
14 posted on 05/04/2002 8:48:57 AM PDT by HowlinglyMind-BendingAbsurdity
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16 posted on 05/04/2002 8:53:48 AM PDT by ppaul
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This problem will not be solved with money; it will be solved by calling the entire Catholic Church (including those who are dedicated to a consecrated life and the hierarchy),who are co-members of the Catholic Church along with the laity, to a life filled with prayer and faith in the will of God and His plan on earth.
21 posted on 05/04/2002 10:23:20 AM PDT by Salvation
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This guy is another hack if he thinks the Hierarchy is concerned with the people in the pews,Law particularly could care less about the people.

Catholics don't necessarily want to hurt the Church they have only one way to let the Bishops know they want things to change, by withholding money so these self inflated Idiots like law get the message real fast.

It is very obvious Law is not a man of his word and is blinded by his own arrogance.

Catholics want to see the victims taken care of,NOW!

40 posted on 05/04/2002 2:13:21 PM PDT by chatham
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"America" is a liberal rag serving people who are Catholic in name only. Fr. Thomas Reese is a pro-deviancy spokesperson.

Well said! The article called America "the leading Catholic magazine." Goofy!

47 posted on 05/04/2002 7:03:06 PM PDT by Renatus
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