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Saturday, June 16, 2012

Church expenditures

In case you've been wondering on what the church spends some of it's money, here are a couple of examples ....

Meghan Murphy-Gill at US Catholic has more info on the Vatican's plan to launch it's own version of the Good Housekeeping seal of approval .... [dot] Catholic. Here's just the beginning of her post ...

Are you [dot]Catholic or not Catholic?

In an very expensive, and from my perspective, mistaken, move, the Vatican secured a top-level domain and will now have the ability and authority to dole out [dot]catholic sites to those they deem worthy and can pay for that privilege. The application alone was $185,000 and the yearly maintance is $25,000. Because they had to buy rights to control the domain name in the Chinese, Arabic, and Cyrillic alphabets, the initial cost was actually $740,000.

Spending nearly $1 million on a domain name aside, the purchase brings up a number of issues and questions for me:

1. The first, of course, being, who’s running this circus? ......


And meanwhile, the US Bishops are fighting sex abuse statures of limitation ....

Church Battles Efforts to Ease Sex Abuse Suits ....

[...] Already reeling from about $2.5 billion spent on legal fees, settlements and prevention programs relating to child sexual abuse, the church has fought especially hard against the window laws, which it sees as an open-ended and unfair exposure for accusations from the distant past. In at least two states, Colorado and New York, the church even hired high-priced lobbying and public relations firms to supplement its own efforts. Colorado parishes handed out postcards for churchgoers to send to their representatives, while in Ohio, bishops themselves pressed legislators to water down a bill ....


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