New York Times’ Flawed Editorial

No Pope

tinyurl.com/l8nxx7h

The New York Times editorial “Los Angeles’s Costly Lesson for the Vatican” ends,

The misconduct of numerous diocesan leaders wielding near total power in the abuse scandal must be confronted in Rome and remedied. Evading this will dim the great hopes for the church that Pope Francis has stirred.

Obviously the writer is not talking about monetary cost when referring to Los Angeles’s costly lesson. The $740 million in monetary damages paid to more than 500 victims did not come from Vatican coffers; it came from the the Los Angeles Archdiocese

with the archdiocese taking out costly loans, selling property and even tapping into cemetery perpetual care funds to pay for it.

Where did the diocese get the money to buy the property it later sold to pay the victims? From the parishioners of course. So the writer of the February 20 New York Times editorial can stop waiting for Jorge Mario Bergoglio (Pope Francis) to make the “great hopes for the church that he has stirred” a reality. The writer and the rest of the gullible. need to stop hoping and start doing. They need to expose the Catholic Church for what it is, not for what Jorge Mario Bergoglio wants them to think it is.

Tiktaalik Has Arrived!

The Canadian Mint’s latest in its Prehistoric Creatures series, arrived in the mail today.  As you may already have read here, the latest coin is of Tiktaalik, the late Devonian fish that represents the evolutionary transition from fish to amphibians (take that creationists!) with its arm-like fins that include a shoulder, elbow and … Continue reading

CFIDiscourse

CFI Canada has introduced a new feature on its website: CFI Discourse CFIDiscourse provides a forum for discussion of topics and issues related to CFI Canada’s mandate to promote science, reason, and secular values. The first contribution to the discourse is from Jon Morrison, Associate Director of Apologetics Canada. It’s … Continue reading

WordPress theme: Kippis 1.15