Jul 9, 2006

Milwaukee Archdiocese to sell chancery

I was going to headline this post just, "Archdiocese to sell chancery," but I knew that would unfairly raise people's hopes about a certain Archdiocese here in Southern California. (Okay, that is a joke. However, the closings and sales out here, of seminaries, are no joke at all.)

The AP has reported (click on this post's title) that the Milwaukee Archdiocese will sell its chancery and will also use a communications campaign to prepare the flock for "staggering financial consequences" -- that is a quote -- from pending lawsuits.

Recall that a few years ago Cardinal Mahony had Milwaukee's then-Archbishop Rembert Weakland keynote the Religious Education Congress.


Anonymous Savanarola said...

Boy, I wish that would happen in my diocese. No chancery means less office space. Less office space means fewer diocesan employees. And this can't help but bode well.

6:43 AM  
Blogger Kenneth Fisher, Founder & CRCOA said...


If are unfortunate enough to you live in the Diocese of Orange, not only is Tod Brown buying expensive private homes for his favorite priests, by doing so he is increasing such useless space!

The petition in support of Fr. Robert Altier is now past 2300 signatures and growing. Will you help me take many more signatures to Cardinal Arinze and Archbishop Burke next weekend? If so go and tell your friends to go to: crcoa.com

Kenneth M. Fisher
Kenneth Fisher

11:49 AM  
Blogger Quintero said...

Dear Savanarola,

That is exactly right. So many bishops have created a big "lefty" establishment in their dioceses by creating bloated chancery staffs.

The faithful need to demand far better stewardship of diocesan resources than to pay salaries to "lefties"/dissenters.

12:05 PM  
Blogger Quintero said...

Dear Kenneth,

It would not exactly seem like good stewardship to buy houses for such purposes.

Imagine the good that could result if a bishop were to buy houses for the purpose of turning them into pro-life pregnancy counseling centers and homes for unwed moms!

12:07 PM  
Anonymous MVH said...

Hey, maybe these bishops took a few pointers from His Xcellency, bishop WEAKland, on how to divert diocesan funds for personal use. Only that Weakland didn't have the gumption to buy a house to go to when he retired in disgrace.
But then, I don't believe anyone thinks they'll retire in disgreace.

4:24 PM  
Anonymous MVH said...

OOps!! Comment on wrong post, sorry

4:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Do not be surpised if this and other financial difficulties in other dioceses (Spokane, Boston, etc.) are part of a divine scourging by a holy, righteous God who is absolutely fed up with this faithless Church's infatuation with secular prestige and political influence -- neither of which the NT Church had.

Our bishops love to talk about the "poor" and "vulnerable" and how we laity must opt to prefer them. Balderdash! That twaddle is nothing but a means to foster guilt upon the laity to keep us "in line" and to keep them in control. The bishops care no more about the poor than they do about who wins the Kentucky Derby.

Check that: Maybe they care more about horse racing than they do about the poor.

Do not forget about the prophecies of Ezekiel and Jeremiah against the corrupt religious authorities of their own day. Human nature really doesn't change that much.

11:12 AM  

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