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(AP)   The Atlanta Archbishop had a sweet multi-million dollar crib all to himself, until that meddling Pope Francis came on the scene with all his "church for the poor" and "live modestly" crazy-talk   (hosted.ap.org) divider line 150
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2014-04-05 07:28:54 PM
LAUGHTER OL how is the vow to the celibacy treating this to you now you little overspending bishop-iatch?
 
2014-04-05 07:31:27 PM
And I would have gotten away with it, too, if it weren't for you meddling kids!
 
2014-04-05 07:35:25 PM

fusillade762: And I would have gotten away with it, too, if it weren't for you meddling diddling kids!


FTFY did the fixing of this.
 
2014-04-05 07:44:13 PM
Joseph Mitchell, the nephew of the author of "Gone With The Wind," left an estate worth more than $15 million to the archdiocese when he died in 2011. Mitchell asked in his will that the proceeds be used for "general religious and charitable purposes." He also requested that his parish, Christ The King Cathedral, get primary consideration.

And what could be a better religious purpose than building a 6,400 square foot mansion with a second floor safe room, commercial appliances, an elevator and a planned wine cellar?
 
2014-04-05 08:41:47 PM
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Prince Edmund: You see, the thing about heaven is that heaven is for people who like the sort of things that go on in heaven. Like, well, singing, talking to God, watering pot plants.
 
2014-04-05 09:19:02 PM
I bought one little Bentley and my pope got scared
he said you're moving in with a bunch of missionaries in Zaire
 
2014-04-05 10:02:59 PM

Benevolent Misanthrope: Joseph Mitchell, the nephew of the author of "Gone With The Wind," left an estate worth more than $15 million to the archdiocese when he died in 2011. Mitchell asked in his will that the proceeds be used for "general religious and charitable purposes." He also requested that his parish, Christ The King Cathedral, get primary consideration.

And what could be a better religious purpose than building a 6,400 square foot mansion with a second floor safe room, commercial appliances, an elevator and a planned wine cellar?


It's less than 15% of the money. Practically nothing.
 
2014-04-05 11:18:32 PM
Go Francis! I'm not Catholic but this is one pope I could get behind.
/if you know what I mean
//Headso, nicely done
 
2014-04-05 11:25:07 PM
I say turn it into a homeless shelter...
 
2014-04-05 11:27:35 PM
The Pope should make all of the clergy pay for every non church related expense, no exceptions. These men claim to do the Church's work, but they act like the Lord won't punish them for their greed one day.
 
2014-04-05 11:28:19 PM

meow said the dog: LAUGHTER OL how is the vow to the celibacy treating this to you now you little overspending bishop-iatch?


I like you better when you post as Pocket Ninja. :(
 
2014-04-05 11:30:06 PM
Good for him. Success in life comes with rewards. Liberalism is the cult of dogma and failure. It is the self-affirming, back-slapping of people who had high goals and expectations for themselves and failed miserably.

"It's everyone else's fault but mine."
 
2014-04-05 11:30:07 PM
those little choir boys may look sweet, but all they care about is your money
 
2014-04-05 11:32:17 PM

WhoopAssWayne: Good for him. Success in life comes with rewards. Liberalism is the cult of dogma and failure. It is the self-affirming, back-slapping of people who had high goals and expectations for themselves and failed miserably.

"It's everyone else's fault but mine."


Nice work. A solid 9/10.
 
2014-04-05 11:32:39 PM
We'll just elect this little known Jesuit. What's the worst that could happen?

Ahoy you mother's.
 
2014-04-05 11:33:02 PM
Just when A&E was going to start filming "Pimp my Rectory" too.
 
2014-04-05 11:35:03 PM

Drew Hates Boobies: The Pope should make all of the clergy pay for every non church related expense, no exceptions. These men claim to do the Church's work, but they act like the Lord won't punish them for their greed one day.


So, you're saying bill them all; God will owe his own?

/Francis for the win!
//Testify!!!
 
2014-04-05 11:37:14 PM
For the Catholic farkers, are Jesuits just like this?
 
2014-04-05 11:37:21 PM

The Dog Ate My Homework: WhoopAssWayne: Good for him. Success in life comes with rewards. Liberalism is the cult of dogma and failure. It is the self-affirming, back-slapping of people who had high goals and expectations for themselves and failed miserably.

"It's everyone else's fault but mine."

Nice work. A solid 9/10.


Seemed a bit too over the top for me.
 
2014-04-05 11:37:42 PM

Drew Hates Boobies: The Pope should make all of the clergy pay for every non church related expense, no exceptions. These men claim to do the Church's work, but they act like the Lord won't punish them for their greed one day.


They already do.  Technically, this was a church related expense.
 
2014-04-05 11:38:59 PM

GDubDub: We'll just elect this little known Jesuit. What's the worst that could happen?

Ahoy you mother's.


When I heard they'd elected a Jesuit my first word was "Oh"
When I heard he took the name Francis I said "My"
 
2014-04-05 11:39:48 PM

GDubDub: For the Catholic farkers, are Jesuits just like this?


Yes.
 
2014-04-05 11:41:39 PM

Summer Glau's Love Slave: Drew Hates Boobies: The Pope should make all of the clergy pay for every non church related expense, no exceptions. These men claim to do the Church's work, but they act like the Lord won't punish them for their greed one day.

So, you're saying bill them all; God will owe his own?

Now that's some funny shiat right there.
 
2014-04-05 11:42:19 PM
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2014-04-05 11:42:45 PM

Drew Hates Boobies: The Pope should make all of the clergy pay for every non church related expense, no exceptions. These men claim to do the Church's work, but they act like the Lord won't punish them for their greed one day.


I wouldn't go that far. I knew a Catholic Priest that gave out his PSN user name to add to you friends list. They need recreation too. Just nowhere near this much.
 
2014-04-05 11:44:21 PM
Benny Hinn can buy it as a cottage.
 
2014-04-05 11:44:47 PM
So, now is the pope gonna sell his crib and give the money to the poor?  You know, since he just made this guy do it.
 
2014-04-05 11:45:17 PM

GDubDub: For the Catholic farkers, are Jesuits just like this?


Like what?  The Pope or the bishop?

Jesuits are not usually known for being poor or humble.  They ARE known for being fiercely efficient with resources.  Francis is somewhat of an anomaly.  A few of my favorite Jesuit jokes:

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One day a local pastor was visiting the home of some parishioners who had a teenage son. The parents were worried about what career their son would choose, so the pastor said he had a simple test that could predict what would become of him.

He would put three objects on a table and let the young man choose whichever one he wanted to have: a Bible, a wallet, and a bottle of scotch. If the boy chose the Bible, he would probably become a priest; if he chose the wallet, he'd be a banker; and if he chose the bottle, he'd become a worthless bum.

So the parents called their son into the room, and the pastor told him he could have whichever object he wished. When the boy promptly picked up all three, the pastor cried out, "Heaven forbid! He's going to be a Jesuit!"
--------
A miser had three sons, one of whom became a Dominican, one of whom became a Franciscan, and one of whom became a Jesuit. On his deathbed he called them in and told them that he wanted each of them to place a thousand dollars in his casket to be buried with him.

At the service, the three went up and the Dominican said, "This is a waste of money, Dad, but since you are my father and I owe you your last wishes, I've gotten permission from my Order to fulfill them." And he place a thousand dollars in hundred-dollar bills in the casket.

The Franciscan said, "Dad, it eats me up inside, but there is so much good that could be done with that thousand for people who need it more that I just can't do it: I will not waste it on something so frivolous."

The Jesuit behind him clapped him on the back. "Don't worry, brother, I have you covered." Then he took the Dominican's thousand out of the casket, pocketed it, and replaced it with a check for three thousand dollars.
 
2014-04-05 11:46:39 PM
He's got twenty million dollars
In his heavenly bank account
You ain't got nothin', people
You ain't got nothin', people
You ain't got nothin', people
Thank the man...oh yeah
 
2014-04-05 11:46:56 PM
So wait.......after all these centuries.........the big secret to having an actual Pope that actually followed the teachings of Christ was to appoint one who was NOT part of the European strain??
 
2014-04-05 11:47:33 PM
He really nailed the apology with this:

"What we didn't stop to consider, and that oversight rests with me and me alone, was that the world and the Church have changed,"

/Asshat
 
2014-04-05 11:48:01 PM

anuran: GDubDub: We'll just elect this little known Jesuit. What's the worst that could happen?

Ahoy you mother's.

When I heard they'd elected a Jesuit my first word was "Oh"
When I heard he took the name Francis I said "My"


I bet a LOT of bitter old kiddy-diddling Bishops across the globe knew the jig was up.
 
2014-04-05 11:48:36 PM

Benevolent Misanthrope: And what could be a better religious purpose than building a 6,400 square foot mansion with a second floor safe room, commercial appliances, an elevator and a planned wine cellar?


Wut??? I need to move. Here in the Bay Area $2-million gets you a 2300 sqft 3/2 on a postage stamp lot in San Jose.
 
2014-04-05 11:48:59 PM
organized religion = organized crime

fugeddaboudit
and find the eternal within your own spirit.


man.
 
2014-04-05 11:50:46 PM
Aside from the "not changing thousands of years fast enough" derp, can anyone say anything against Francis?
 
2014-04-05 11:51:02 PM
So now that money he was just sitting can go to crisis pregnancy centers.
 
2014-04-05 11:54:32 PM
I dont know anything about the Atlanta situation, but I can tell you about the investment that our Diocese has made in our city, the poorest and largest city in our state.

The Diocese has the three best high schools in the area, all near the downtown in the poorest part of our state. One of these schools is one of the best high schools in the country. Each of these schools has had a multi-million dollar renovation or expansion paid for by the diocese and fund raising in the last ten years.

Total investment by the Diocese in our community tops one hundred million dollars. They are the top investor and developer in the city.

The Bishop lives in my neighborhood, in a very nice house that was recently renovated. When the Diocese bought the house they paid something like $50k for it twenty five years ago. They renovated it, expanded it, and have maintained it in Historic condition. They are a good neighbor in our neighborhood. Because all of us have been just as careful with our homes the average sale price of a large historic home here is creeping upward. The Bishops house is now probably worth half a million dollars.

That would make anti-catholics and haters scream bloody murder.

In addition, the Bishop recently relocated his offices to an historic building near the Cathedral Basilica in the heart of downtown. He spent 2 million on the renovation and addition to the property. Haters will call that extravagant.

Locally we recognize the Diocese has rededicated itself to our community, has invested here, has improved not only the infrastructure of our community but also has made it one of the centers of k-12 education in the State. We have a k-12 catholic montessori program, low cost catholic k-8 schools, 3 excellent catholic high schools-with one being of national note, a state of the art hospital, the only Cathedral Basilica in the area, the main offices of the catholic church in the area, 2 after school programs, a dozen charities aimed at low income families, and five historic parish churches.

Bigots will always find a reason to hate Catholics. Just like racists will always find an excuse.

Its just sad that Fark is so full of intolerant, religion bashing, hate speech hurling farkwads.

And more unfortunate that the admins will greenlight pretty much anything that is anti-catholic church.
 
2014-04-05 11:56:32 PM

cameroncrazy1984: WhoopAssWayne: cameroncrazy1984: Probably. Everyone always tells me she's really cute. If late-50s is your thing,

LoL - how old do you think I am? (hint: older than you think) - Also, update that profile pic, and give us all an update on Upstate NY weather - warm yet, or cold tundra? I'm grilling like a champ tomorrow in NC.

Well that's just creepy as f*ck.


Dude. I think he wants you.
 
2014-04-05 11:57:04 PM

GDubDub: Aside from the "not changing thousands of years fast enough" derp, can anyone say anything against Francis?


Apparently, yes.
 
2014-04-05 11:59:05 PM

Drew Hates Boobies: The Pope should make all of the clergy pay for every non church related expense, no exceptions. These men claim to do the Church's work, but they act like the Lord won't punish them for their greed one day.


I don't have a problem with the church providing residences for its priests, but obviously there do need to be some concessions to frugality.  A lot of it would also depend on the salary or stipend afforded to the priest from the church.

Seeing as they're forbidden to marry and won't have any children there doesn't seem to be a need for a huge mansion, but at the same time bishops would likely have the same security concerns as other public figures, so a cheap apartment in the bad part of town is probably a bit too restrictive.
 
2014-04-05 11:59:07 PM
"I have decided to sell the Habersham property," just sounds hilarious.
 
2014-04-06 12:00:21 AM
As a scientist, I do not accept the bible as the word of God.

That said, if the Pope called me and asked me to do something, I would do it. And I am not Catholic.
 
2014-04-06 12:05:56 AM

archichris: I dont know anything about the Atlanta situation, but I can tell you about the investment that our Diocese has made in our city, the poorest and largest city in our state.

The Diocese has the three best high schools in the area, all near the downtown in the poorest part of our state. One of these schools is one of the best high schools in the country. Each of these schools has had a multi-million dollar renovation or expansion paid for by the diocese and fund raising in the last ten years.

Total investment by the Diocese in our community tops one hundred million dollars. They are the top investor and developer in the city.

The Bishop lives in my neighborhood, in a very nice house that was recently renovated. When the Diocese bought the house they paid something like $50k for it twenty five years ago. They renovated it, expanded it, and have maintained it in Historic condition. They are a good neighbor in our neighborhood. Because all of us have been just as careful with our homes the average sale price of a large historic home here is creeping upward. The Bishops house is now probably worth half a million dollars.

That would make anti-catholics and haters scream bloody murder.

In addition, the Bishop recently relocated his offices to an historic building near the Cathedral Basilica in the heart of downtown. He spent 2 million on the renovation and addition to the property. Haters will call that extravagant.

Locally we recognize the Diocese has rededicated itself to our community, has invested here, has improved not only the infrastructure of our community but also has made it one of the centers of k-12 education in the State. We have a k-12 catholic montessori program, low cost catholic k-8 schools, 3 excellent catholic high schools-with one being of national note, a state of the art hospital, the only Cathedral Basilica in the area, the main offices of the catholic church in the area, 2 after school programs, a dozen charities aimed at low income families, an ...


Did you, like, read the article or most of the comments? I thought the article showed the Archbishop in a positive light for selling the place simply because the parishoners were concerned with the message it sent. And lately, farkers have more or less been leaning in the pro-catholic (or at least pro-Francis) direction. Will there always be one or two smug assholes who will find something negative to say? Yes of course, but seriously, man, take a look at these threads as a whole and don't just focus on the jerks.
 
2014-04-06 12:06:03 AM
Maybe the Pope would like to lead by example.
 
2014-04-06 12:07:37 AM
It is almost like this Pope is running sort sort of inquisition.
 
2014-04-06 12:12:29 AM

Honest Bender: Maybe the Pope would like to lead by example.


I'm sure there are some billionaires who wouldn't mind a classic Italian villa in the heart of Rome.
 
2014-04-06 12:14:27 AM
The Catholic Church has to be the most successful scam in history.
 
2014-04-06 12:17:18 AM
Drew has come out and stated that they shadow ban people. Somewhere just this side of the last site redesign, if memory serves.
 
2014-04-06 12:18:48 AM

Honest Bender: Maybe the Pope would like to lead by example.


Uh, he does. Pope Francis, after his election, declined to stay in the Papal Apartments in favor of his two-room residence in the Domus Sanctea Marthae per wikipedia and everyplace else. It was kind of a big deal.

I mean it's not like he could just sell the Apostolic Palace. It's the hub of church government and contains the Sistine Chapel among other things. I'm not even sure anyone could afford it.
 
2014-04-06 12:21:49 AM

archichris: And more unfortunate that the admins will greenlight pretty much anything that is anti-catholic church.



L O Loud! Can the Pope be anti-Catholic?
 
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