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(NBC News)   L.A. Archdiocese to hold $200 million dollar fundraiser to recover some of the money they were forced to pay to sex abuse victims. Sadly, this is NOT from The Onion   (usnews.nbcnews.com) divider line 133
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2013-02-07 12:52:53 AM  
They really don't know a damn thing about PR, do they?
 
2013-02-07 12:56:03 AM  
I heard a report about this on KNX this morning...an interviewer asked a parishioner at the local cathedral how he felt about this, and the brainwashed idiot replied that he would donate because of his faith, and that the church can spend his money any way it wants.

/ex-Catholic
 
2013-02-07 01:00:14 AM  
A few years ago, local media here broke a story that the STL Archdiocese had sent over $100K in donated funds to fight gay marriage in Maine.  Surprisingly, the uproar was deafening here, and the diocese was forced to put back the money from other accounts.
 
2013-02-07 01:03:57 AM  
Bankruptcy and dissolution are always an option.
 
2013-02-07 01:10:38 AM  

Grand_Moff_Joseph: They really don't know a damn thing about PR, do they?


They know their gullible, idiotic base.

Sadly, they'll probably raise a decent sum.
 
2013-02-07 01:13:29 AM  
Somewhere in FL, a wannabe "neighborhood watch" guy is madly scribbling notes.
 
2013-02-07 01:14:27 AM  

kmmontandon: Grand_Moff_Joseph: They really don't know a damn thing about PR, do they?

They know their gullible, idiotic base.

Sadly, they'll probably raise a decent sum.


Probably make a frikkin profit

/they have their suckers well brain-washed
 
2013-02-07 01:53:16 AM  

Grand_Moff_Joseph: They really don't know a damn thing about PR, do they?


I know right?  They'd be far better off if they said it was to raise money to fight future child sex allegations.  Putting a cap at $200M is just putting a limit on how much money people will donate.
 
2013-02-07 02:25:03 AM  
I suggest a car wash staffed by sexy tweens and a bake sale with cakes shaped like dicks.
 
2013-02-07 02:52:08 AM  
A church asking for funds from its members?

Very asinine indeed, subs
 
2013-02-07 02:59:13 AM  

cman: A church asking for funds from its members?

Very asinine indeed, subs


The asinine thing is that people will continue to donate money to this institution, instead of shunning it like the wretched and disgusting pile of crap that it is.
 
2013-02-07 03:10:01 AM  

DammitIForgotMyLogin: cman: A church asking for funds from its members?

Very asinine indeed, subs

The asinine thing is that people will continue to donate money to this institution, instead of shunning it like the wretched and disgusting pile of crap that it is.


If it makes them happy then why should I care if they waste their money on a worthless endeavor?
 
2013-02-07 03:44:13 AM  
Yeah.... fark the poor, lets pay for more cassocks and pointy hats.
 
2013-02-07 06:20:17 AM  

cman: A church asking for funds from its members?

Very asinine indeed, subs


Psst. you've left out a very important part of subby's argument. You may want to fix that.
 
2013-02-07 06:39:01 AM  

cman: why should I care if they waste their money on a worthless endeavor?


Nobody cares what you care about.  Fancy that.
 
2013-02-07 07:28:24 AM  
That will be one awkward kissing booth.
 
2013-02-07 08:55:30 AM  
Will they do it old-school style via indulgences? Ohh! I want my less-time-in-purgatory scroll!
 
2013-02-07 09:06:04 AM  

DammitIForgotMyLogin: cman: A church asking for funds from its members?

Very asinine indeed, subs

The asinine thing is that people will continue to donate money to this institution, instead of shunning it like the wretched and disgusting pile of crap that it is.


yeah, but that's their right.  look - everyone knows the score.  we know what the organization covered up and tried to hide.  if someone still wants to forgive and send 'em money...then that's their right to do so.  hey, free country right?  And you are permitted to be disgusted by their actions and the actions of their church.

the system is working as intended.
 
2013-02-07 09:11:22 AM  

Cythraul: Will they do it old-school style via indulgences? Ohh! I want my less-time-in-purgatory scroll!


They should do it MMORPG style - and sell them in packs of 10 for a discounted price.
 
2013-02-07 09:12:33 AM  

Grand_Moff_Joseph: Cythraul: Will they do it old-school style via indulgences? Ohh! I want my less-time-in-purgatory scroll!

They should do it MMORPG style - and sell them in packs of 10 for a discounted price.


Salvation via microtransaction - I like it!
 
2013-02-07 09:14:11 AM  

Cythraul: Grand_Moff_Joseph: Cythraul: Will they do it old-school style via indulgences? Ohh! I want my less-time-in-purgatory scroll!

They should do it MMORPG style - and sell them in packs of 10 for a discounted price.

Salvation via microtransaction - I like it!


Quick, someone alert PerfectWorld!  I'm sure they'd be on to this in a jiffy!

/what's the exchange rate from dilithium to indulgences?
 
2013-02-07 09:29:04 AM  
Why not just close up shop snd admit they were always just a bunch of corrupt psychopaths throughout history?
 
2013-02-07 09:32:00 AM  
Jesus!
 
Pav
2013-02-07 09:32:56 AM  
Great. Fleece your lambs for the next wave of payout for the sins if your degenerate leadership.
 
2013-02-07 09:33:40 AM  

Allen. The end.: Jesus!


I larfed

/raised Catholic
//Proud atheeyamatist now
 
2013-02-07 09:33:48 AM  
Man, sometimes I wish I had a sucking black hole where conscience and integrity live so I could lead some religion and bilk suckers out of millions of dollars tax free. fark, it's a better scam than working in finance.

I admit it, I hate religious leaders because I am jealous of their ability to pretty much do nothing but spew self righteous feel good bullshiat and people just throw them huge piles of cash. The more ridiculous and hateful the spew, the more cash.
 
2013-02-07 09:33:59 AM  
I didn't see anything in there about jail time for the molesters.  Did the Church manage to ship them all out of the country so they couldn't face the courts?
 
2013-02-07 09:34:13 AM  

Solid State Vittles: I suggest a car wash staffed by sexy tweens and a bake sale with cakes shaped like dicks.


Use the money from that to make a happy-go-lucky musical movie about it and then lose their shirts at the box office.

I am all for getting them to cause their own downfall with fewer victims.
 
2013-02-07 09:34:50 AM  
Cue young boy popping out of cake
 
2013-02-07 09:35:26 AM  
fark these assholes.  Let the pope sell some shiat.

Then put them in prison.
 
2013-02-07 09:43:00 AM  

cman: A church asking for funds from its members?

Very asinine indeed, subs


Asinine is that the US Catholic Church has not faced RICO charges. These farkers should have all their property confiscated under those statues and be run the fark out of the US.
 
2013-02-07 09:44:27 AM  
ALL religions are about money and personal self importance.  Never is religion about giving back to make a better society, understanding different lifestyles, or helping the poor.

/life is a gift from the Universe
 
2013-02-07 09:44:58 AM  

MisterTweak: Somewhere in FL, a wannabe "neighborhood watch" guy is madly scribbling notes.


What, he's gonna shoot a priest? Shades of South Park.

"He's comin' right on us!"
 
2013-02-07 09:45:15 AM  
How is supporting this fundraiser is different from condoning the behaviour?
 
2013-02-07 09:45:26 AM  
Was it wrong of me to laugh at that headline?
 
2013-02-07 09:45:34 AM  
I hear the "Good Works" celebrity slave auction is going to be a hoot.  They've got a bulk package from Disney.
 
2013-02-07 09:48:01 AM  

Discordulator: How is supporting this fundraiser is different from condoning the behaviour?


got me.  I still can't believe people defend Penn State after what they allowed to happen on campus.  if people can stick by PSU football then i'm not surprised they'll stand by the Church.

religion can do funny things to people.  and yes, i'm implying PSU football is a religion.  f*cking weirdos.
 
2013-02-07 09:48:11 AM  

Grand_Moff_Joseph: They really don't know a damn thing about PR, do they?


They've never had to learn. They've always taken themselves as being above having to explain themselves or appear favorably in the public eye. They have expected the world to conform to them.

I wish this fundraiser would be a bust and force them to sell their real estate.
 
2013-02-07 09:48:39 AM  
The non-profit Guidance in Giving lists the Los Angeles-area Catholic Church among its "diocesan accounts" and says it is exploring a campaign to raise $200 million for the diocese to meet "a variety of needs," including "priests' retirement, seminarian education, Catholic schools, Catholic Charities and parish needs."

This reminds me of my catholic high school days when we used to have fundraiser walks where a student would get a person to pledge money for every mile they walked (I called it the ecclesiastical version of the "Bataan Death March").  If you didn't walk, you stayed at school and did extra homework from the morning until end of the school day.  The goal was to raise $20,000 for new gym equipment.

The monetary goal was reached and passed. However, no new gym equipment was purchased but the priests' living quarters got a nice renovation along with new televisions and a bar in their den.

/Watched the HBO documentary "Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God" last night.
//Joseph Ratzinger (i.e. Pope Sideous) has a lot to answer for.
 
2013-02-07 09:49:12 AM  
Sick indeed.  The Catholic Church is worse than the IRS.  At least with the IRS they don't impose guilt on you.
 
2013-02-07 09:49:44 AM  
 How is it these pedos are out walking around?
Conspiracy and cover up are crimes, too.
Either lock them all up or take them out back and shoot them in the head.

Now they're running bake sales.
 
2013-02-07 09:50:02 AM  

SpdrJay: Why not just close up shop snd admit they were always just a bunch of corrupt psychopaths throughout history?


Because they were often not corrupt psychopaths throughout history?

Yes, the Church as a whole was highly corrupt in the Middle Ages, for example. (You could buy your way out of sin. Upper class families fought to get their son to be the Pope which was more Godfather than God.) But if it wasn't for the Church the works of the ancient Greeks and Romans would have been lost. It was monks who copied the texts and kept them around. The desire to spread the Bible to the common man lead Gutenberg to invent the movable type printing press. Would the Renaissance have given us such a bloom of art, books and science if it were not the patronage of the Church? And, yes, the Church was one of major patrons of science.

Even now, with the cutting of so called "entitlements" left and right, many Americans rely on the Church for their shelters, soup kitchens and general help just to get by because the government can no longer afford to give a helping hand.

Now am I condoning the cover up of the sexual abuse? Of course not. That goes against everything the Church claims to stand for. I only wish that those who do good in the name of Church for the people did not have this albatross around their neck due to the monsters and the equally vicious cowards who tried to cover it up.
 
2013-02-07 09:50:10 AM  

Riotboy: ALL religions are about money and personal self importance.  Never is religion about giving back to make a better society, understanding different lifestyles, or helping the poor.

/life is a gift from the Universe


Religion = Superstition + $$$$$
 
2013-02-07 09:50:30 AM  
I heard they were running their fund raising drives at K-Marts because little boys pants are half off there.
 
2013-02-07 09:50:32 AM  
It'll be a great day when our schools have all the money they need, and the church has to hold a bake sale to buy... Erm...
 
2013-02-07 09:52:01 AM  

Rann Xerox: //Joseph Ratzinger (i.e. Pope Sideous) has a lot to answer for.


Well, not really. If you believe the press of the Catholic church, the Pope only answers to the invisible sky wizard. So, he's good to go.
 
2013-02-07 09:55:05 AM  

alienated: Yeah.... fark the poor, lets pay for more cassocks and pointy hats.


If Catholic priests dislike gays so much, why do they still dress like Liberace?
 
2013-02-07 09:55:59 AM  

mekki: SpdrJay: Why not just close up shop snd admit they were always just a bunch of corrupt psychopaths throughout history?

Because they were often not corrupt psychopaths throughout history?

Yes, the Church as a whole was highly corrupt in the Middle Ages, for example. (You could buy your way out of sin. Upper class families fought to get their son to be the Pope which was more Godfather than God.) But if it wasn't for the Church the works of the ancient Greeks and Romans would have been lost. It was monks who copied the texts and kept them around. The desire to spread the Bible to the common man lead Gutenberg to invent the movable type printing press. Would the Renaissance have given us such a bloom of art, books and science if it were not the patronage of the Church? And, yes, the Church was one of major patrons of science.

Even now, with the cutting of so called "entitlements" left and right, many Americans rely on the Church for their shelters, soup kitchens and general help just to get by because the government can no longer afford to give a helping hand.

Now am I condoning the cover up of the sexual abuse? Of course not. That goes against everything the Church claims to stand for. I only wish that those who do good in the name of Church for the people did not have this albatross around their neck due to the monsters and the equally vicious cowards who tried to cover it up.


I hate to break it to you, but the church was both the cause of and solution to the dark ages in Europe. He can't congratulate the church on the knowledge that they protected when  they were also the cause of the destruction.

Oh, and FYI - all of that precious wisdom didn't need protecting. It was alive and well in the Middle East where they skipped the dark ages entirely. It wasn't until the end of the Renaissance that Europe in any way surpassed the Middle East in knowledge and scientific understanding.
 
2013-02-07 09:56:07 AM  

cman: A church asking for funds from its members?

Very asinine indeed, subs


Please donate, people - we desperately need this money in order to pay off the folks we previously molested.  We absolutely cannot - I repeat CANNOT - continue to molest your children in the future without your generous contributions today.  Thanks, and goodnight.
 
2013-02-07 09:57:18 AM  

Cythraul: Will they do it old-school style via indulgences? Ohh! I want my less-time-in-purgatory scroll!


You're going straight to hell, and you know it ;-)
 
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