I try not to do more that one post per day on a particular subject, but some days it is just too difficult to do. Today, in follow to the abuse scandal involving former Pope Benedict's brother, The Age, Melbourne, Australia's largest newspaper, has a piece that spotlights the misplaced priorities of the Church hierarchy, which has fought tooth and claw to avoid paying victims of sexual abuse, yet spent millions on pensions and benefits for the very priests that molested children and youth. Here are article highlights:
The Catholic Church has spent millions of dollars providing pensions, housing, and private medical insurance to convicted paedophile priests despite branding them "evil" and having most defrocked.
The Melbourne archdiocese alone is still financially supporting six former priests who have been convicted for committing sex crimes against children.