Catholic Bishops give grants to Uganda

Timothy Kincaid

November 28th, 2012

And meanwhile, in an entirely 100% coincidental move that has nothing at all whatsoever to do with US concern over the Ugandan Kill the Gays Bill, the Us Catholic Bishops have chosen today to announce new piles of cash being sent to Uganda and her neighbors. (Albany Tribune)

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) Subcommittee on the Church in Africa approved 49 grants to 16 episcopal conferences and 4 regional associations of the Church in Africa for a total of $1,226,500. The subcommittee approved the grants during the USCCB’s General Assembly meeting in Baltimore.

Grant to Ethiopia, Uganda and Tanzania will help implement the Year of Faith and the new evangelization. With the addition of these most recent awards, the subcommittee has given out 109 grants for a total of $2,805,442 in aid this year.

Richard Rush

November 28th, 2012

No surprise. Maintaining and expanding the Catholic Church’s power always trumps human decency.

leonardo Ricardo

November 28th, 2012

Let the blood money flow (same red color as the six new cardinals barettas).


November 28th, 2012

Tell Obama:

He has some newly found cred.

TJ Davis

November 28th, 2012

I am associated in a peripheral sense with a Catholic dioceses. The problem is they have no new recruits. Where, in the past, when I was a young Catholic high school student, there were literally dozens of young seminarians eager to fill the ranks of the priesthood, now the few that ask for qualification can be counted on one hand.
However, the flood of African priests is seemingly unending. And they are all, pretty much to the man, virulently conservative. They tow the Vatican line tooth and toenail. They are also very sexists and homophobic. I know of a woman who worked in the office who was outraged when two of them refused to discuss their health insurance program with her. They told her to shut up that is man’s work. They said that even though she was in charge of that program administration for that dioceses.
I am not, nor have I been for many years associated with the Catholic Church. But I have close family members who are intimately involved and having been raised amongst that cult I know others too.
The bishops are simply funding their future priests pool. In a way we are seeing the slow slog of their demise.


November 29th, 2012

If it is HER job, then they will discuss it with her, or it will not be discussed. This is America, not some backwards third world country. If they don’t like it, they can go home. I’m sure the way things are going there will eventually be more Catholic churches there than there are here anyway.


November 30th, 2012

The Roman Catholic church has long had a policy to permit priests to lay aside certain aspects of the priesthood if those aspects would not be accepted by the society in which they wish to work. Priests may marry if the society won’t accept unmarried priests. So if Americans of the Roman Catholic crutch had any sense, they would refuse to support a church that refuses to have women priests. I suspect much of their lack of priests would be eliminated.

But better still is just to let them wither away.

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