This is a classic example of secular media run gone wild over anything they can to trash the Catholic Church.
I live in the Archdiocese of Portland. I’m named along with all the other Catholics in our diocese in the lawsuit against it over the priest sex abuse scandal, eventhough I wasn’t even born when the offenses occured. Seems the lawyers for the plaintifs believe that my parish and everyone elses is all part of this vast corporation known as the Catholic church. It doesn’t help that the Bishop in Boston illegally confiscated parishes to settle his own problems and may have set a precedent as a judge just ruled in Spokane that the individual parishes were indeed property of that diocese.
It is a cross we have to carry for the sins of the bad priests and the poor management of those priests. They can take my church and all its assets, but Christ will always be present in the Eucharist. If we have to use a picnic table as an alter in a park to celebrate mass…we will do that. If government can take away our church like that, then I’m proud to say that I am a Catholic who lives in America, but don’t call me an American.