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Anonymous asked in Society & CultureReligion & Spirituality · 9 years ago

Have the pedophile lawsuits pretty much bankrupt the Catholic Church or is it still very very very rich?

but not as rich or morally bankrupt as the lawyers that brought the lawsuits to court.

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  • 9 years ago
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    The Roman Catholic Church (RCC) is still VERY rich. The treasures that are within the Roman Vatican City are innumerable. They are priceless and many. But the smaller outlying divisions within the USA's or Europe's Catholic Churches, like a Diocese or Archdiocese, (that are ruled by Bishops, Archbishops or Cardinals) that is where the money has to come from to pay out these lawsuit penalties, and they are HURTING financially. The best way to cause a dent and make a statement to the ruling Curia (the Curia is a hierarchy of ruling/governing priests in Rome) is to STOP financial support of the Catholic Church in its local parishes, dioceses or archdioceses. That activity will cause the Vatican City's Curia to take notice of the problem and eventually make them do something about it. Anytime you want to make an impact... affect the MONEY!

  • 9 years ago

    The Catholic Church is still disgustingly rich.

    Consider that the Catholic Church is the largest landowner in New York City.

    Religion is superstition.

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    It's given some individual Diocese a real problem.

    Thing is,the church set ownership up so that it was compartmentalized. No one has gotten out of the local region with any of them. So you are limited by what is owned locally.

  • 9 years ago

    No, the Church has plenty. To keep it's riches, it's more than willing to put it on the backs of the congregation.

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    Umm, true, there have been quite a few cases of Pedophilia in the Catholic Church, but the Church is still strong. remember please, out of the pedo's of this era, there are still more priests/deacons/popes that outweigh the number.

  • 9 years ago

    So it's immoral to represent a child who has been sexually molested by an authority figure they trust, with said authority figure and his superiors cover it up.

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    rich

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