as i read further, i cant help but think this has more to do with lawsuits than anything else.
Yep. They have been in trouble with the lawsuit stuff and collections / appeals were down, but when Covid came along and all of the churches were closed, that just about completely shut off the flow of money into the parishes. I'm sure there are some people who are sending in a little here and there, but for the most part, I'd feel certain saying that MANY church parishes are hurting.True, but parishioners are staying away because of COVID and that is proabably leaving the collection box rather bare. Not to mention those parishioners may be out of work as well..
i'm not doubting him, but he certainly wants to put the best spin on thisPsst..It's in the letter I posted from the archbishop.
i'm not doubting him, but he certainly wants to put the best spin on this
i imagine this creates a few if/then scenarios
archdiocese has already culled some schools - this certainly doesn't cure the dynamics that made the culls necessary...
thus my questionWhat other idea will you have then? I got a letter from my parish saying it would not affect the school.
The reality is that even without the virus, people aren't going to church and they aren't giving to the church. Schools don't operate solely off tuition. As the church shrinks in membership and temporal influence, the infrastructure will also shrink, and that means churches, schools, and hospitals shrink as well.