It limits the powers of our organizational structure. A structure that has been in place for 2000 years! How can this possibly be legal?? It is a violation of the separation of Church and State. There are no Catholics that have complained about how the Church uses our tithings. The State just decided to step in!
Answer by kristal2146 at 12:03 PM on Mar. 9, 2009
Answer by lovinangels at 11:49 AM on Mar. 9, 2009
"To revise the corporate governance provisions applicable to the Roman Catholic Church and provide for the investigation of the misappropriation of funds by religious corporations." This statement of purpose is kind of disturbing. Can they do this? What happened to start this? I know you said there were no complaints, but what on earth is the state trying to do? I don't know all the details because I don't live in CT, but to me this just seems so wrong. Why single out the Roman Catholic Church?
Answer by anime_mom619 at 11:53 AM on Mar. 9, 2009
Answer by beckcorc at 12:00 PM on Mar. 9, 2009
Answer by lovinangels at 12:06 PM on Mar. 9, 2009
Answer by MythicMMM at 12:07 PM on Mar. 9, 2009
Oh my...that sounds really suspicious then. And the thing about the hospitals? That's terrible, though I think they tried to do that where I used to live. It didn't work fortunately. I don't agree with the Church's position on gay marriage either, but they have the right to that opinion and the state should not interfere. This is a clear violation of the separation of church and state I'd think. I'm assuming the Church will be fighting this?
Answer by anime_mom619 at 12:10 PM on Mar. 9, 2009
Answer by beckcorc at 12:31 PM on Mar. 9, 2009
Yes, that's what is the most frustrating...and alarming in a way too. I hope this thing fails. Otherwise it could set a precedent that leads other states to do the same (if it hasn't been done in some states already).
Answer by anime_mom619 at 12:43 PM on Mar. 9, 2009
Answer by heatherama at 12:51 PM on Mar. 9, 2009