Good News/Bad News

It seems like it’s that kind of week. On two headlines pulled from the Twitter feeds …

In Milwaukee, we have …

… 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.


About catholicsensibility

Todd lives in the Pacific Northwest, serving a Catholic parish as a lay minister.
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One Response to Good News/Bad News

  1. David D. says:

    Attorneys get paid off the top in bankruptcy as a matter of law so there is no discretion to reallocate any portion of the fees for creditor payments..

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