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Lead line from Chicago diocese. What is the telos? “The Catholic Church must find ways to reach indigenous Catholics deprived of the sacraments in the most remote areas of the Amazon rainforest, and that may include ordaining married elders, said the working document for the Synod of Bishops on the Amazon.”


“ Fr. Lavers reflected on the silence surrounding McCarrick’s finances:

Like many other predatory priests in the past, such men had access to large sums of money, and McCarrick is no different. So who is conducting the financial audit and analysis of McCarrick’s holdings? Who is conducting the all-important financial investigation into his activities? Who is examining the people who gave McCarrick large amounts of money and why? As well, who has McCarrick given money to and why? Does McCarrick still control or have access to these large sums of money … and, if so, what is he doing with it?”

“Catholics have a right to know and be able to choose and confirm their money, their donations, their charity is being spent the way they want it spent.

A number of parishes around the country have parishioners who have actually set up non-profit corporations and then apply for and get tax-exempt status. The money given to those is tax-free, and every single penny is used to support the parish, and nothing but the parish. The diocese and the local bishop get none of it.”

SAN ANTONIO – Financial records leaked to the KSAT 12 Defenders paint a disturbing picture about how money is being handled by Catholic Charities of San Antonio, the charitable arm of the Archdiocese, which claims to serve hundreds of thousands of people a year across 19 South Texas counties.

An audit done by an outside accounting firm looked at the charity’s records for its financial year ending June 30, 2018. The subsequent report, which was finalized in November, found a long list of accounting problems, some of them serious and referred to as “material weaknesses.” …

“During a phone conversation with the Defenders July 8 about the audits, Fernandez said, “I mean, we’re willing to talk to anyone. It’s not something that we’re proud of. But, I mean we’re here to be transparent.”

He then declined repeated requests to be interviewed for this story.

The Defenders attempted to ask Fernandez about the audits findings as he left work July 12, but he ran to a nearby vehicle and was driven away without answering questions.

Public records show the vehicle is registered to a Catholic Charities spokeswoman.”

If a nonprofit is breaking the law or encouraging others to do so, cut off the government handouts immediately. Revoke 501c3 toot sweet.

“Antifa anarchists wear black hoods and carbon fiber knuckle tactical gloves. Well, sanctuary anarchists wear black robes and white clergy collars,” she said.

“Like Antifa, church leaders who brazenly sponsor, harbor and induce illegal aliens to violate our borders are dangerous disruptors, dividers, aiders and abetters of lawlessness. We’ve seen calls now on Capitol Hill to prosecute Antifa. We should prosecute sanctuary anarchists who are doing every bit as much damage as Antifa is on the streets from the pulpits.”

Malkin spoke of the finances behind these groups’ activism: “…billions of American tax dollars are going are going to religious organization agencies that pervert scripture to line their pockets in the name of the lord of social justice.”

First it is raiding cemetery funds, 8 M, (that is known)  now education fund. Starting to add up to some $$$.

“Catholics responded with generosity and exceeded the goal by $77 million. According to the archdiocese’s latest newsletter, pledges exceeded $422 million in cash, bequests and documented pledges. Of those pledges, only 66% of them have been paid, leaving the archdiocese with almost $231 million from the campaign.

On Thursday, the Chicago Tribune published an expert analysis of the archdiocese’s finances, claiming six years after it was formed, the trust has a shortfall of $105 million. The education trust currently holds only $45 million in assets, less than one-third of the $150 million that was promised by the archdiocese.”

“While no scholarships were given from the trust in those first years, it was paying hundreds of thousands of dollars in fees for outside investment management, administrative and audit fees, according to documents provided by the archdiocese and filings by the trust.

Between June 2013 and June 2016, the trust paid out a total of $439,000 in administrative fees, most of it back to the archdiocese, according to the tax filings and interviews. The bulk of the fees paid back to the archdiocese partly funded the salaries of staff members who help the trust manage scholarships, Bohlen said. For the 2017 fiscal year, when the trust made its first scholarship grants, it paid an additional $410,000 in administrative fees; the fees were $295,000 for the 2018 fiscal year. The fee money was spent largely because of the work involved in separating the trust from the archdiocese, Bohlen said.”

“The scandal-plagued diocese of Buffalo is now the subject of a RICO lawsuit.

Acting on behalf of almost two dozen predator priest victims, on Wednesday, Buffalo-area attorney Kevin Stocker filed suit against the diocese, alleging “a pattern of racketeering activity” that concealed and facilitated clerical sex abuse.

The lawsuit also names as defendants Bp. Richard Malone, Bp. Emeritus Edward U. Kmiec, Christ the King Seminary, the USA Northeast Province of the Society of Jesus, various diocesan-affiliated funds as well as multiple Buffalo-area priests, parishes and high schools.

Enacted in 1970, the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) was designed to combat organized crime. Owing to “the number of priests involved, the extent of the cover-up and the transferring around to unsuspecting parishes and parents,” RICO is undoubtedly applicable to the Church, Stocker told Church Militant on Friday.”

What did JPII want that MCCarrick had?

“He said the pope [JPII] said nothing.

“He blessed me. He put his hands on my head,” Grein recalled in a press conference in front of St Patrick’s Cathedral in New York on Wednesday, according to the N.Y. Daily News. “He dismissed me.”

In a lawsuit filed in New York Supreme Court, Grein — who grew up in New Jersey — accused the Archdiocese of New York with gross negligence for its failure to protect him from the former cleric for so many years.

The lawsuit was among hundreds filed in New York against the Catholic Church, along with the Boy Scouts, schools and hospitals, as the state began accepting cases once blocked by the statute of limitations under New York’s Child Victims Act.”

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