Tuesday, December 14, 2010


So, our leadership's latest explanation given for the huge insurance rates in 2005, 2006, and 2007 is that  personal liability claims in the 1990s "rose dramatically". I can buy that, given the circumstances.

That begs the question, though, why did our parish leadership on multiple occasions and from multiple mouths, tell us that it was insurance costs for St. Patrick's that ate up any profit from its sale? That it would have been better to give St. Patrick's away  rather than sell it?

Was St. Patrick's a convenient scapegoat?


  1. Seems our parish administration needs a refresher in the Ten Commandments, specifically the Eighth.

  2. There have been so many lies, half truths and perhaps some truth in the mix. It becomes rather difficult to distinguish one from the other.

  3. When you repeat a lie many times, you begin to believe it's the truth.

  4. I'm still hoping parish leadership will wake up and listen to what a majority of the parish has been trying to say. Most have spoken by quietly leaving. Most who remain are silently objecting. I can think of only a dozen or so who truly trust and support leadership and most of these people are sitting on the councils or on staff. Let's all pray that 2111 brings an enlightment where needed and changes where required.


  5. I received responses to my letters to Rochester. The bishop's form letter was interesting. Referring to the parish council, finance committee, and facilities committee he said, "The current plan was developed as a result of three years of information gathering and study by competent and caring members of these groups." I wonder if he knows that the facilities committee met in secret for three years. Or if he cares. And I always come back to this question: Did no one on the facilities committee, over three years, ever consider standing up and saying that all this secrecy is wrong, not to mention it will hurt us all in the end?

  6. Just goes to show the Bishop is misinformed and apparently does not care to hear any differently. Wow, no wonder we have leadership problems in this diocese.
    I wonder, too, if maybe there was someone who spoke up and is now no longer involved. I have heard multiple times from people in the parish and close to the workings of the parish that some who have spoken up not in favor of an issue or plan are not around anymore. Wonder why.