Monday, July 7, 2014
Why The Concern Over Money?
Under one of my posts Gift of Fortitude, a few comments were made about financial ruin, a mountain of debts, etc. Where is this coming from? Obviously, Catholics United and a few others under the thread feel that the Archdiocese of Guam is heading toward financial ruin. Where is this concern coming from that we are up to our necks in debts and are heading toward financial ruin?
So, the Archbishop has a luxury car. However, one poster pointed out that the car was a gift to the Archbishop. Is the Archbishop also living in a grand palace? Is it because we have a seminary in Yona? The Redemptor Mater Seminary in Yona was founded by the Archbishop on December 8, 1999, which was 14 years ago. Fourteen years is a pretty long time, and all during that time, not a single church on Guam has closed down. So, why concern over money so suddenly?
Compared to the German Bishop Franz-Peter Tebartz-van Elst, he used the money on building his residence. The Bishop of Gemany was spending millions of dollars on luxuries such as a $20,000 bathtub and a $1.1 million landscaped garden. Do you see anything like that at the chancery? The chancery looks pretty much the same for the last 20 years or so. So, why is there talk of financial ruin and mountains of debts?