Year-end tallies are in.
The Roman Catholic Church has spent just about a billion dollars in the United States settling pedophile convictions.
That’s billion as in “one thousand, million dollars.”
And that’s just the USA.
So where’s the impact?
Right here at St. Jerome’s.
After 140 years educating the kids in our hood since 1872, the Archdiocese of New York says it can no longer afford a school.
The church insists St. Jerome’s raise an additional $8300 a week, every single week for the next three years or no deal.
from ‘The Vatican Billions’, by Avro Manhattan
And this, while we walk bags of groceries from the ClockTower to the local parish.