A number of readers have pointed out this ChurchMilitant.tv video, as it highlights what is happening in Boston.
Michael Voris says:
“Take a look at the educational establishment .. universities and local religious ed departments. Closely examine the sprawling infrastructures and bureaucracies that
permeate every diocese and archdiocese. Take a good long look at them all .. and then prepare to say goodbye. There is simply no way in 20 years .. most likely less that this sprawling behemoth is still going to be around. It has simply abandoned its mission of saving souls and making saints and as such .. the need for it no longer exists.
Take a look at the Archdiocese of Boston for example.”
BCI agrees that the Boston Archdiocese seems to have all but abandoned the mission of saving souls and making saints. The coronation-style funeral of the late Ted Kennedy was a scandal. Parish-run catechesis is often run by dissidents, and some of the parish leaders who allow such dissident-run catechesis are now delivering catechesis for the archdiocesan-sponsored program. We have a few additional comments.
The new pastoral plan maintains the canonical structure of a “parish,” so Boston will still technically have 290 parishes, but organized into 125 smaller groupings or “collaboratives” with a one pastor for each collaborative of parishes. Still, it is interesting to consider if there is a point where Boston should no longer be an “ARCHdiocese” and instead should be a “diocese.”
Where are there “dead branches” in Boston that should be pruned? Here are a few starting points for Cardinal O’Malley:
- PR firm Rasky Baerlein, whose principals are primarily former staff or fundraisers for Joe Biden and/or contributors to the campaigns of Joe Biden and President Obama
- Jack Connors, who has raised millions for pro-abortion political candidates who oppose the Catholic Church on fundamental moral principles as well as our religious freedom
- Fr. Bryan Hehir, who really does not have meaningful job, except managing Terry Donilon and the increasingly ineffective Mass Catholic Conference, but manages to get in the way of the good people who remain
And most of the $150K+ people on this list:
More on the excessive six-figure salaries in our next post.