Jan 5, 2007

Study: 85% of Catholic dioceses victims of embezzlers

The New York Times today reports (click on this post's title) that researchers at Villanova University say 85% of Catholic dioceses say they have detected embezzlers in the last five years, and 11% say the amount stolen is $500,000 or more.

If anyone thinks some of the embezzlers are not homosexuals, think again.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

yes...and some are heterosexuals...some are male and some are females....you are so fixated!

3:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Look to the diocese of Fresno. A priest surfing for men on gay web sites and scams $60,000 from St. Patricks in Merced is now in charge of liturgy and evangalization in the diocese....you figure it out

5:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

but so what...that is a whole different problem and is not predicated on one's sexual preference. would you have the same response if he were heterosexual? it is simply continuing to beat a dead horse.

7:45 AM  
Blogger Quintero said...

Dear Anonymous,

True, embezzlers come in all shapes and sizes. But:

Unrepentant, active homosexual priests, parish volunteers and diocesan employees are likely to be overrepresented in the ranks of the embezzlers and other criminal money-misusers.

Ole Q, by the way, has always been against the heterosexual abusers, not just the homosexual ones.

1:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yes Q....anyone who is employed by the church can be an an embezzler..unless you are that person's confessor you can't know if he/she is repentant. i would be loathe to call a priest active as a heterosexual or homosexual unless you have been involved

1:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So some embezzlers have more than one addiction: money and....
I'll leave that one up to you.

7:51 PM  
Blogger Quintero said...

Dear Anonymous 1:30 p.m.,

I am not calling any priest "active" in anything.

Nor is Central Valley Catholic, who is merely referring to published reports in several public sources, such as the Fresno Bee, Los Angeles Lay Catholic Mission and the Diocese of Fresno's own newspaper, Central California Catholic Life.

I think we all recognize that it is extremely important that no one ever commit gossip about anyone, especially a priest; that no one ever tarnish a priest's good name; that no one ever commit detraction or slander against a priest.

But when verifiable published reports of certain actions such as court convictions exist, or a priest's own admissions exist,
sometimes there can be good reason for citing them.

One such good reason would be to protect unaware innocent persons from the individual involved. Another good reason might be to urge reform of the conditions that let the person involved enter the seminary and be ordained.

9:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

All unchaste priests I've known haven't stopped at breaking vows. They haven't thought twice of dipping into the collection or bilking parishes. Now ex-Fr. Rod Stephens of Orange Diocese of California charged $300/hr as an art consultant to wreckovate ("modernize" in the worst sense) churches WHILE he was on diocesan payroll and referred much of the work to his lover.

11:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


You know what the real problem is, Quintero? Our bishops are so busy making statements about political and social issues that they don't have time for their proper pastoral roles: Preaching (and living) the Gospel and holding their priests accountable. If this garbage is happening on the parish level, think of the malfeasance going on at the diocesan level.

I tell you, Quintero, when Christ returns, He will raise high holy Hell with this self-satisified, arrogant impostor church.

5:30 PM  
Blogger Quintero said...

Dear Joseph,

Well, how about, "some imposter churchmen," not "imposter church."

Though yes, many bishops' version of Catholic doctrine seems to be the most recent Democrat platform.

9:05 PM  

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