These three dear sisters have spent years -- one of them, 43 years -- helping desperately poor people, mostly Hispanic, on Santa Barbara's lower Eastside. No good deed goes unpunished, however, and now the sisters' reward is to have the Archdiocese sell their home out from under them.
Wouldn't it be wonderful if some apostolic Catholic would buy the house and let the sisters keep living there? If nobody rescues them, the sisters will have to abandon their service to poor people and move to their motherhouse in L.A.
It is not unreasonable, though, to wonder whether the Archdiocese has already made a deal to prevent the sisters from staying.
Didn't the Archdiocese say just a month or two ago that the gargantuan molestation / cover-up settlement would hurt no essential services? Guess the Archdiocese considers helping poor Hispanics in Santa Barbara not essential.
I thought the Cardinal has been telling us to be in solidarity with poor people.
Does the Cardinal care about Santa Barbara's poor Hispanics, and the Hispanic sisters who serve them in so Christ-like a way? He seems to care about rich pro-abortion Hispanic politicians he greets at the $200 million Cathedral.
According to the Times, the Cardinal's spokesman Tod Tamberg says the decision to sell the sisters' home is difficult but necessary. What would he say if the Cardinal was selling his house out from under him?
People concerned for the Sisters of Bethany and those whom they serve could take a deep breath and calm themselves, and wait a while, and then politely contact the Archdiocese:
Archdiocese of Los Angeles
3424 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90010-2202
213 637 7000