It seems like it’s that kind of week. On two headlines pulled from the Twitter feeds …
… one of the largest and most contentious of the dozen or so church bankruptcy cases to date.
$11 million for lawyers, $4 million for victims. So much for the Weakland/Dolan/Listecki legacy. I can’t imagine how that passes moral muster.
On the other hand, Bridgeport’s new bishop, Frank Caggiano, signals a sea change. The diocesan spokesperson:
(Bishop Caggiano) said from the start he is concerned with building bridges to people, and a lot of those people are disaffected Catholics who are no longer involved in a parish or attending church. With VOTF, the bishop shares their goals of zero tolerance for abuse to children and healing for people affected by it. He would like to write a new chapter and find common ground.
Keep the faith, change the Church.