nice cnn.com article
Catholic archbishops are not alone in clergy living like emperors, but I bet they are really pissed off about the cnn article.
Really amazing. All the catholic and other christian glorification of the poor.... leaves more $$$ for the clergy,
Talk about "Lifestyles of the Rich and Shameless" ... there it is. The hell of it is, were Francis to attempt to pull a Shoes of the Fisherman number and liquidate the church's riches in favor of service to the poor, the rest of the hierarchy of the church would be up in arms faster than you could say, "Mea culpa." The RCC is utterly inured to its position and privilege and would likely not even give it up at gunpoint.
If power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely, here is the most accurate example of that expression.
What surprises me the most, is that anyone would be surprised.
I know, they're the same as the European ones, disgusting!
My Catholic dad owned and ran a neighborhood meat market. His customers included the parish priests. While I was 150 miles away at the state university, my kid brother delivered meat and some groceries. He said that often when he approached the rectory, a liquor delivery truck was there.
What would we learn from truthful interviews with the butlers, servants, housekeepers, et cetera, of these men who live (and rule) like monarchs?
I think the way they are living is the best reason for us to see why they continue on as believers. Look at what they would all lose if they left religion. This is true for every one of them and not just the Catholic.
Thanks for sharing that article SB. I have posted the article link on my Facebook page so others can be informed!