Problems for Catholic Church in Puerto Rico


#1

https://cruxnow.com/church-in-the-usa/2018/03/27/judge-orders-embargo-of-puerto-rico-catholic-church-accounts/ How is the Church going to be “a shining city on a hill” to people when it allows things like this to happen to its own people. This just makes the Church look more like the “evil empire”. The people of Puerto Rico are hurting badly from the effects of Hurricane Maria and Hurricane Irma. A good and fair solution needs to be brought forth from the Church instead of calling the teachers’ pensions “a work of charity”. I don’t believe the Puerto Rican courts should be allowed to take Church property but I think a plan should be presented by the Church to help pay for these teachers’ pensions.


#2

If the church lies down with the Left they will get decimated.

Maybe not today, maybe not tomorrow, but they will get decimated.

(When does TWD season start again?)

The Left do not care about the church’s charity. morals or mission. The church are there to serve secular ideology and it is the enemy no matter how much some would prostrate themselves and pretend to make common cause.


#3

This is really no different than the pension problem that many states are dealing with. As the article notes there was no expectation of a downturn in contributions, just as many states did not expect an economic downturn. They assumed future generations would be able to pay for the costs made at the time. On top of that, people are living a great deal longer meaning these expenses have grown that much more.

I understand both sides of the problem. For those receiving pensions they were given contractual promises of these pensions. Some note that they sacrificed some salary in the then-present in exchange for security in the future. My dad worked for the state for several decades and he’s able to live in his house and see his doctors because of that pension. On the other side, as a taxpayer I see people getting paid salaries for not working as some people get for working. I see the numbers and projections where it’s only going to go from bad to worse and it doesn’t seem economically feasible to continue these pensions.

I don’t have any answers, but I can’t fault the courts demanding in this case that the Church has to abide by contracts that the signed, while at the same time I understand the Church looking at their books and wonder where they’ll get the money (not just for this year but for years to come).


#4

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