6th March 2013

“The [Catholic] church is run like a business and a very lucrative one at that. As a result it cannot possibly be right that it is one of the only organisations in the world that remains in the unique position of being able to avoid responsibility for the acts or omissions of its representatives.”

Camilla Tominey

5 Responses to “6th March 2013”

  1. R J Says:

    and that’s why thr RCC continues to lose respect and allegiance .

    like SINJIN says, the whole operation kinda looks like ” The

    Protective Order Of Butt-Hole Perverts .”

    i used to work in television, and we used to tease our

    weather people by telling them there was no other job where

    you could screw up so often, and still remain employed.

    i stand corrected…… it’s the RCC.

  2. Capt'Z Says:

    Ms. Tominey is dead on. What is great business model. You product is literally nothing and people pay top dollar for it. As a bonus (if you’re into this sort of thing), you get to, uh, interfere with a great many of their children.

  3. The Heretic Says:

    And they do this all tax free. That is the one thing I would change. Tax ’em. They are not charities, other than for themselves. I have seen some of thier churches (always on the best land in town – any town), they can afford to give a little to the state.

  4. Sinjin Smythe Says:

    Omission is a bit of a problem for the Church”

    1) In the criminal law, an omission, or failure to act, will constitute an actus reus (Latin for “guilty act”) and give rise to liability only when the law imposes a duty to act and the defendant is in breach of that duty.
    2) In faith the sin of keeping silence in the face of others’ oppression is perhaps the most common sin of omission. “Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin” (James 4:17).

    The reports stressed that Gotti Tedeschi wasn’t being investigated for laundering money himself, but for a series of omissions in financial transactions.http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=130017340

    In 2010, for example, Benedict was named as a defendant in a law suit alleging that he failed to take action as a cardinal in 1995 when he was allegedly told about a priest who had abused boys at a U.S. school for the deaf decades earlier. http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/02/15/us-pope-resignation-immunity-idUSBRE91E0ZI20130215

    This isn’t anti-Catholic bigotry, this is the church violating its own morality in addition to legal statutes the world over.

    Yes it is a lucrative business, unregulated and operating outside of law. We this oil, or big pharma, food, or any other big business the outcry would be deafening.

    I can’t think of any big business whose customers are willing to apologize for its history of criminal behavior. Not even Apple lemmings are this gullible.

  5. D Says:

    I would like to see this site start publishing a citation for the quotes given because so much more of a quote can be learned and understood from its context. In this case it can be found here:

    Tominey, Camilla. “Hellish men tarnishing God’s Words” Express London, UK 10 July 2011: http://www.express.co.uk/comment/columnists/camilla-tominey/257835/Hellish-men-tarnishing-God-s-words

    On its own, “The [Catholic] church is run like a business and a very lucrative one at that. As a result it cannot possibly be right that” is superfluous. First, “Like” a business is vague. However, the fact that the RCC is a business does not matter since we are at heart only concerned with individuals being accountable for their actions, including any aiders or abettors that are also involved.

    In the same article, the author rightly reminds us that, “. . .the bad eggs do not represent the majority. Most people involved in the Catholic church, including priests, do a great deal of good work and it is a scandal that they have all been tarred with the same brush.”

    There are many good comments posted on this site. I suggest adding citations for the quotes for their context so they are less of a cheap shot at a very complex issue; then the discussions of them can be even more properly focused, balanced and fair.