Francis's Finances
Francis Cleans House at Vatican’s Financial Watchdog
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  • Pete

    How can an organization that purports to have a pipeline to God and which says it gets special blessings and graces from Him be so corrupt? I’m just asking.

    • ljgude

      Well, because the Catholic Church like all institutions is made up of human beings who, it seems, are often corrupt. The secret is that we all have a pipeline to God, but the Church has been sitting astride it trying to install valves and create special access rights – all in the name of safety you understand – since the time of Constantine. The sad fact of the matter is that they have succeeded in seriously slowing down the flow of Grace in the world. But the news isn’t all bad- they have managed to amass a lot of prime real estate.

  • ljgude

    Word here in Australia is that our Archbishop Pell is going to be promoted to run the Vatican Bank. I do not know if this is true, but what I do know is that the Archbishop has been grilled quite thoroughly by the Royal Commission into Child Sex Abuse and at the end of it forced to read an apology to a man who’s lawsuit he had moved heaven and earth to defend. At the end of it – and this was shown on television here – someone in the public gallery hollered out “Look him in the eye.” So there is at least one Australian who knows the difference between a man and someone tentatively considered suitable to run the Vatican Bank. We hope that Francis knows the difference too.

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