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State of CT vs The Catholic Church

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Boom_70, Mar 8, 2009.

  1. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    Interesting fight brewing in CT . CT state legislature has bill before them that changes corporate structure of catholic church so it is run by a board of layman - with little power given to Bishop or parish priests.

    So much for separation of church and state.
  2. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

  3. derwood

    derwood Active Member

  4. Beaker

    Beaker Active Member

    If this is true, it deserves a holy shit (not that it would ever have a chance of passing).
  5. Killick

    Killick Well-Known Member

  6. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member

    If this blog report is accurate (and that's a gigantic if), then it's unconstitutional on its face. Doesn't even deserve to get out of committee.

    Given the mismanagement of the Catholic Church by the Catholic Church, not surprising that something like this came up.
  7. derwood

    derwood Active Member


    This past Thursday, March 5, the Judiciary Committee of the Connecticut State Legislature, which is chaired by Sen. Andrew McDonald of Stamford and Rep. Michael Lawlor of East Haven, introduced a bill that directly attacks the Roman Catholic Church and our Faith.

    This bill violates the First Amendment of the United States Constitution. It forces a radical reorganization of the legal, financial, and administrative structure of our parishes. This is contrary to the Apostolic nature of the Catholic Church because it disconnects parishes from their Pastors and their Bishop. Parishes would be run by boards from which Pastors and the Bishop would be effectively excluded.

    This bill, moreover, is a thinly-veiled attempt to silence the Catholic Church on the important issues of the day, such as same-sex marriage.

    The State has no right to interfere in the internal affairs and structure of the Catholic Church. This bill is directed only at the Catholic Church but could someday be forced on other denominations. The State has no business controlling religion.

    The Pastors of our Diocese are doing an exemplary job of sound stewardship and financial accountability, in full cooperation with their parishioners.

    For the State Legislature — which has not reversed a $1 billion deficit in this fiscal year — to try to manage the Catholic Church makes no sense. The Catholic Church not only lives within her means but stretches her resources to provide more social, charitable, and educational services than any other private institution in the State. This bill threatens those services at a time when the State is cutting services. The Catholic Church is needed now more than ever.

    We reject this irrational, unlawful, and bigoted bill that jeopardizes the religious liberty of our Church.
  8. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    Here is the bill :


    Seems strange in that it is only directed at the catholic church. One threory is that bill was designed to silence the bishops for their stance on same sex marriage.
  9. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    That theory would be absolutely correct.
  10. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    Forget that shit: file the RICO charges against virtually the entire church hierarchy for aiding and abetting systemic sexual assault, transporting perps across state lines to avoid and obstruct prosecution, and conspiracy to minimize and evade financial judgments being awarded to victims. Include the overseas hierarchy in addition, insofar as they conduct legal business in the United States.

    Time for a full-frontal assault with heavy cannon. Think about Herr Ratzinger stepping off the plane for his first state visit, and being served with a warrant for his arrest. ;)
  11. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Yeah, cause ALL that stuff happened -- you know -- under his reign.... ::)
  12. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member

    He's the current CEO.
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