Embezzlement in the Catholic Church

As if covering up molestation by its priests were not bad enough, Trent Stamp of Charity Navigator points out that, according to researchers at Villanova University, 85% of Roman Catholic dioceses have discovered embezzlement in the last five years, and 11% report that more than $500,000 was taken.

As Stamp suggests, if this were reported by a secular charity, it would likely lose its tax-exempt status.

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02505692809277927245 Jay

    David Ranan’s “Double Cross: The Code of the Catholic Church” includes an interesting chapter on corruption in the Catholic Church. It is divided into personal corruption and institutional corruption. Fascinating information about connections between the Church and the mafia!

    “Double Cross” is an across-the-board analysis of the Catholic Church – highly recommended.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11100450966270598122 BJ

    Hi! I thought you and your readers might be interested in some post-Easter news about Pope Benedict XVI…
    The Pope’s car is being auctioned off to raise money for Habitat for Humanity:
    http://www.buyacarvideos.com/popecar.htm
    The bidding is already more than $200,000! Personally, I think this is a really fun and creative way to raise
    money. The auction goes until April 14th if you and your readers want to check it out.


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