Let's see how much of their fucking gold-plated prayer bling they're willing to sell to keep themselves afloat.
Actually, it's surprising the Vatican hasn't funded them for all this. You'd think shelling out some cash would be a small price to pay to avoid the ignominy of a bankrupt archdiocese, given how happily they'll ruin entire communities for the sake of their own reputation...but then I suppose a destroyed life or two (dozen) is nothing compared to having to contemplate the horror of potentially giving up their god's ceremonial possessions.
it's surprising the Vatican hasn't funded them for all this. You'd think shelling out some cash would be a small price to pay to avoid the ignominy of a bankrupt archdiocese
I agree. it is evil, in the sense of a lesser of two evils
See, its a technical bit of law to do with legal entity. the vatican always maintained dioceses were independent of it to avoid corporate liability priests, cardinals etc were not 'employees' it's run more akin to a franchise.
The paper and money trail has subsequently put pay to that lie but dioceses seeking legal protection, I suspect is a consequence of this as when the scandal first broke in the US many claims folded because the diocese which had employed the priests concerned declared themselves bankrupt as a way of stemming the flood of claims. A bit like you cant sue a mcdonalds in california for food poisoning you received in new york particularly now that particular drive through has changed hands and is a laundrette, who launder stuff.....
You don't get to be as big and corrupt as The Holy See without knowing a few clever lawyers.
They've managed to add an unspoken 'but not when we do it' to that whole rich-man-into-heaven-camel-eye-of-needle thing. Far as they're concerned they're doing it for god.
Except the raping.
Well, I meant whatever their motivation, it's an abuse of the system.
I see your point, though. If you can expose their underhanded muffling of the truth, you can potentially drive more of a wedge between them and their income. Although, anyone who hasn't already run from the Catholic church is probably too sheep-like for this to do much to their mindless worship of the perfection of the Catholic hierarchy.