Here is the post that caught my eye...
Another cryptic response which I am expected to magically uncode. Why did the Vatincan Newspaper release a statement praising Hussein Obama? What was the statement? Unless you are going to try to tell me the pope praised his pro-abortion stance I don't see why even Hussein can't be praised from time to time if he does something right. So I need more information.
To save space I didn't post the comment from "Proud Catholic", but that's okay, as it was pretty hard to follow anyway. Regardless, here is my response...
I'm assuming the reference by Father Bechtel to "Hussein Obama" was a paraphrase from the Vatican newspaper in question, as I'd be disappointed if he (Father Bechtel) were to engage in what I think is a none-too-respectful way of referring to the President of the United States. I note this because while I've written some highly critical things about Bishop Martino and disagreed with Father Bechtel's defense of this actions, I (a lowly lay quasi-Catholic) would & have never referred to Father Bechtel as anything other than his professional title..."Father Bechtel"; the same is true for Bishop Martino (although I will refer to him as "Joseph Martino" on rare occasion if I want to contrast his religious vs his his secular actions).
To the issue at hand: All I can say is "yawn". Raising this extra money has nothing to do with anything other than the economics of running a large organization in this day and age, period. Anyone who stridently believes that this has something to do with some massive scandal can save the mental energy and instead simply chose to not contribute. For every non-compassionate, ineffective priest I've met one who is just the opposite who deserves this kind of support.