Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Two Billion Dollars Could Buy...

Lifted from The Lair of the Catholic Caveman (www.catholic-caveman.blogspot.com). Seldom has DIH seen such brilliant commentary. Story is from the Catholic News Service; comments are from the Caveman himself.
(And one if these days DIH really must update her blogroll.)


"Gas, food prices hurting agencies' ability to deliver social services " (I guess that 2 BILLION dollars paid out because most bishops protected kiddie-rapists could come in kinda handy right now, huh?)
By Mark Pattison
Catholic News Service

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- In the Diocese of Springfield, Mass., the Catholic Charities affiliate could get 100 gallons of home heating oil and pay a reconnection fee for $150 during the winter of 2006-07, according to executive director Vickie Riddle. This past winter, without the reconnection fee going up, the price jumped to $352.
COMMENT-I guess that 2 BILLION dollars paid out because most bishops protected kiddie-rapists could come in kinda handy right now, huh?

"People think that food banks get everything donated," Riddle told CNS. "That's absolutely not true. ... As we all know from the news, it's costing the truckers who take this food across the nation $1,000 to fill up their tanks instead of the $400-$500 it used to cost them." People are getting less at food banks, she said, because Catholic Charities faces increasing demand in other areas.
COMMENT-I guess that 2 BILLION dollars paid out because most bishops protected kiddie-rapists could come in kinda handy right now, huh?

One area is an increase in federal fees charged to process immigration documents. "When it costs $400 per application to bring a child from another country, it's going to impact your rent," Riddle said.
COMMENT-I guess that 2 BILLION dollars paid out because most bishops protected kiddie-rapists could come in kinda handy right now, huh?

"It's an interconnected disaster for those people who are living on the margins of poverty, or have a working-poor income," she added.
COMMENT-I guess that 2 BILLION dollars paid out because most bishops protected kiddie-rapists could come in kinda handy right now, huh?

"Catholic Charities of Tennessee, which covers the 38 counties of the Diocese of Nashville, runs the Loaves and Fishes thrice-weekly soup kitchen. Last year, it served 140 meals a day on average. This year, the average is 170, according to program administrator Wendy Overlock. On April 28, the number was 238.
COMMENT-I guess that 2 BILLION dollars paid out because most bishops protected kiddie-rapists could come in kinda handy right now, huh?

"The client load at Loaves and Fishes mirrors the spike in Springfield, where Riddle said the client load was 525 in 2005-06, ballooned to 1,590 in 2006-07, with 1,670 already served in 2007-08. "At the end of our year (June 30) we will have served over 2,000 families," Riddle said.
COMMENT-I guess that 2 BILLION dollars paid out because most bishops protected kiddie-rapists could come in kinda handy right now, huh?

"Catholic Charities of Tennessee is now expected to pay fuel taxes on all deliveries. Loaves and Fishes has stopped including milk with its meals as one cutback measure, Overlock said.
COMMENT- I guess that 2 BILLION dollars paid out because most bishops protected kiddie-rapists could come in kinda handy right now, huh?

"If we're buying the same amount of food it's not lasting as long," she said, adding that the agency cuts corners whenever it can, but still complies with health codes and regulations and serves a nutritious meal. "This is like running a business," she said. "You can only go so far."
COMMENT-I guess that 2 BILLION dollars paid out because most bishops protected kiddie-rapists could come in kinda handy right now, huh?

Caveman concludes:
"In other words, I refuse to allow the USCCB piss and moan about how things are sooooo financially tough right now, and as we all know, it's the fault of evil oil companies and equally evil Republicans.

"But let's not hold ourselves up to the blinding light of day when it comes to the hundreds and hundreds of millions of dollars heaped upon victims, because most... that's right, I said MOST of the members of the USCCB decided to either actively protect, or purposefully keep their mouths shut, when a extremely small minority of [homosexual] "priests" were raping little boys."

2 comments:

HEATHER said...

EXCELLENT!!!

Joke said...

The Catholic Cavemen are excellent. My favorite guilty pleasure.

-J.