Bankrupt and pleading poor mouth with regard to settling child sexual abuse cases, on 16 July 2009 our Diocese still found $200 to send to Maine for the campaign to overturn same-sex marriage.
Look, the Catholic Church is against same-sex marriage. But to discover that in our cash-strapped Diocese the decision was made to send even a nominal amount to a political campaign multiple states away is shameful.
From what I understand of the economics of our charities, the Diocese just spent enough on that to have fed an additional hundred or so of Wilmington's poor on Thanksgiving.
I guess I should just be happy that we didn't send $50,000--like the Arch-Diocese of Philadelphia did.