What’s wrong with this picture?

What’s wrong with this picture?

[AQ Tom: I share Phil’s discomfort but for another reason: Now that Catholic Charities offices across the country are losing federal “refugee resettlement” funds (which ultimately come from Joe Schmo – i.e., the ordinary taxpayer), they are turning to another source – namely, suing bankrupt or near-bankrupt dioceses for their scarce money, which ultimately comes from another Joe Schmo – the lay faithful in the pew who put it in the collection basket!] 

By Phil Lawler | Jul 16, 2018

Do others share my discomfort with this story?

Catholic Charities office sues diocese in Minnesota (Catholic World News, July 12, 2018)

The office of Catholic Charities in St. Cloud, Minnesota, has sued the local diocese in a bid to gain clear ownership of a home for children. Admitting that the Catholic Charities affiliate is in “an unusual position,” the executive director of the office explained that the lawsuit was aimed “to protect the financial health and sustainability of Catholic Charities” at a time when the diocese is likely to seek bankruptcy protection because of sex-abuse lawsuits.

“We believe the complaint will be properly resolved through the judicial process,” says the spokesman for the St. Cloud diocese. And maybe it will.

But then there’s 1 Corinthians, 6:1-8:

When one of you has a grievance against a brother, does he dare go to law before the unrighteous instead of the saints?

Do you not know that the saints will judge the world? And if the world is to be judged by you, are you incompetent to try trivial cases?

Do you not know that we are to judge angels? How much more, matters pertaining to this life!

If then you have such cases, why do you lay them before those who are least esteemed by the church?

I say this to your shame. Can it be that there is no man among you wise enough to decide between members of the brotherhood,

but brother goes to law against brother, and that before unbelievers?

To have lawsuits at all with one another is a defeat for you. why not rather suffer wrong? Why not rather be defrauded?

But you yourselves wrong and defraud, and that even your own brethren.

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One comment on “What’s wrong with this picture?

  1. All revolutions eat their young.
    Next up, the USCCCP sues every registered Catholic from HI to ME for insufficiently supporting their Nuked Emasculation and Cruel Blingtime initiatives, going back to the dawn of the awesomest era-ever! under the wild and wooly aegis of JP II.
    “Don’t go broke. Litigate!”

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