Watched Spotlight recently, and it won best picture lately. My immediate thought after the movie was, “How does this organization stay in business?”
Last year it was reported that the church had paid out $4 billion in direct costs over the past 65 years, and had lost more than 2.3 billion annually over the past 30 years in lost memberships and deferred giving. Are they just so ridiculously wealthy that they can afford to hemorrhage cash like that? Or do they make it up by scrimping on the thichness of gold leaf? :rolleyes:
I’m was raised catholic - my 3 sisters remain catholic. I understand the nostalgia of what you were raised in, but can’t understand why folk would want to remain associated with an organization that seems to have enabled and covered up such longstanding and widespread despicable practices. But worldwide, membership is [url= http://ncronline.org/blogs/ncr-today/global-catholic-population-number-priests-down-1980] up 57% since 1980, tho numbers of priests are down.
A number of organizations would love to be able to weather such storms so well. Is the catholic brand just so strong and old that people are that resistant to change? Is there ANYTHING the church could do that would cause the flock to stray?