Let’s pile on Archbishop Wuerl from another angle. Money quote from the Archdiocese of Washington on cutting benefits for spouses of new employees:
The archdiocese defended the decision, saying that the Wuerl had consulted theologians, Catholic Charities executives and legal experts.
Theologians, I can understand. As for executives, well, they might be getting paid enough so that medical benefits for some of their family could be absorbed from the budget for vacations, investments, booze or whatever. Legal experts seem to be sitting at the right hand of some cathedra these days.
My biggest complaint about this: they didn’t appear to consult the employees. While current employee spouses are pretty much covered, I suspect it might be hard for the archdiocese to attract new hires. You don’t suppose the chancery will be offering an extra five, seven percent to even things out for new employees with spouses, do you?