Settlement represents Church’s largest payout in sexual abuse scandal
The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles will settle its clergy abuse cases for at least $600 million, by far the largest payout in the church’s sexual abuse scandal, The Associated Press learned Saturday.
I sure would like to know where the L.A. Archdiocese has all this extra money to pay for this! I am aware that they do carry insurance, but for $600 mil? That must be some hefty premium they pay to carry that amount of insurance.
If the Archdiocese has that kind of money, then the money that is tithed and given to the church is not be used for appropriate uses.
There was a letter to the Editor of my local newspaper regarding the Catholic Church (in particular Cardinal Roger Mahony of the L.A. Archdloicese) and their stand on the illegal immigration issue. Cardinal Mahoney feels that the Catholic Church should shield and protect the illegals. You have to understand, his church sits smack dab in the middle of Los Angeles, serving primarily the Hispanic population and a large portion of that population has illegal status.
The letter write made a wonderful suggestion (wish I could find the article/letter, but it was about 2 months ago). He/She suggested that since the Catholic Church wants to harbor illegals, that they should put out money for:
educating the children of illegals from K-college
all medical expenses
subsidize their pay, since illegals are paid under the table at well below minimum wage
automobile registration and insurance - and pay for any cost
incurred as a result of the illegals being in an accident
welfare cost for the families
any and all cost incurred that was not mentioned above
Makes sense to me