Here is what the audited annual reports show for Reconfiguration Operation Expense. Some of this is no doubt administrative, but most of it is the heating, cooling, electrical, taxes, snow removal and other facilities-related expenses associated with the closed parishes:
That is a lot of loot for invalid liturgies for a handful of people in these parishes.
How do you spend money on this and then have the audacity to send employees letters saying their pensions are underfunded and nearly bankrupt?
And - on this post, inquiring minds want to know how Jack Connors' pet projects are getting funded.
Pay attention to this:
But something noteworthy happens after the Reconfiguration Fund Oversight Committee was disbanded and subsequent reconfiguration funds were moved to the Central Fund, like the archdiocese disclosed would happen. Once centralized, it became possible for those funds to be granted or loaned to parishes or other entities outside the decree zone or unnamed in the decree without anyone really watching. For example, in the 2008 annual report we see this:
“On August 13, 2007 as part of the parish reconfiguration process $2.5 million was transferred to Trinity Catholic Academy Brockton, Inc.” a newly formed related organization that consolidated the operations of certain parish schools in Brockton.”
Maybe we missed something. How did Jack Connors’ new Catholic Schools program suddenly become part of the previous “parish reconfiguration process”?
How did Connors get a hold of the money and authority to jockey his cronies into nearly every lay position at the Archdiocese?
I'm beginning to wonder if somebody just showed up early at the Pastoral Center, holed up in an office and started ordering the jellyfish around, they could have control of the diocese.
The place is a mess and needs a whole new crew.
What do you say we each take an office, start passing out orders and send invoices every week for wizards to pay the bills?