Priests Who Refuse Auditing of Books
Father Chris Townsend, in his column “Let’s talk about money”, raised important points.
I cannot stress enough that if only we follow Canon Law with regard to church funds, there will never be a money problem.
Yet church funds (in my experience) have become strongholds of parishes, to the extent that priests refuse to have their books audited.
Ours have not been audited since 2006, and the reasons for this are, in my opinion, pretty obvious.
Such parish priests know why they refuse and know that I know why they will not have books audited. They also know the “sheeple” are afraid of dying, and believe anything that comes from “Father”.
People themselves also know that parish priests will easily use what is left of the sacredness of the altar to insult anybody who stands in their way.
We should preach God, not money, and show some respect for the poor, hungry, and destitute.