Thank goodness for Pope Francis!
Mar. 26, 2014
Pope Francis on Tuesday effectively fired a German bishop who had attracted controversy for extraordinary expenses on a new diocesan center, sending a signal that he is willing to oust bishops who do not align with his vision of a "poor church for the poor."
The Vatican announced Wednesday the pontiff had accepted the resignation of Bishop Franz-Peter Tebartz-van Elst, who had reportedly spent some 31 million euro ($43 million) on a new residence and complex in his Limburg diocese in western Germany while at the same time reducing salaries for staff in the name of financial austerity.
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After years of covering up for the pedophile priests, the flock has flown the coup!
Most parents don't want their children brainwashed anymore.
I do think Pope Francis is helping to stop the hemorrhaging by admitting the failures & embracing people with love. View Comment
Today I paid $2.89 at the Shell in Jefferson Valley on RT 6N & there is a cheaper station in Mahopac. Never thought I'd see these prices again in my lifetime.
Its a BIG TAX break for EVERYONE & it puts the screws to Putin & Iran. View Comment
At the age of 18 they are old enough to fight & die for our country...
this is a waste of taxpayers monies & makes life more difficult for these young people.
and I haven't had any alcohol for 31 years, so I'm NOT promoting it, but this is BS! View Comment
Certainly the lawsuits & judgments are a major cause for these closings.
Just think of the revenues the state will finally collect in real estate taxes. Why do churches & temples always get the prime properties, when they don't pay for it...
Maybe Pope Francis will allow priests to marry, might be the only way to attract more to join? View Comment
I guess her son hasn't heard his mother say she is PROUD to be a Radical.
Congress doesn't need her brand... she would continue the obstructionism.
I will vote for Sean Patrick Maloney, again & Justin Wagner! View Comment