The Archdiocese of Santa Fe, New Mexico — once home to a now-closed and notorious treatment center for predator priests — prevailed in court, clearing the way for its administrative offices to receive nearly $1 million. Masses were canceled, even during the Holy Week and Easter holidays, depriving parishes of expected revenue and contributing to layoffs in some dioceses. We cannot do this alone,” the group said in a statement to The Times. Are we not capable of this? He acknowledged that such a mandate would be difficult to enforce, but stated that “we should be thinking about making it mandatory.”. We have the solutions, but many of them never see the light of day or receive any attention, so ask yourself, if we have the solutions, what’s preventing them from being implemented? As a result, parishes "did not experience a severe financial crisis. According to him, “the level of stupidity” going on here is amazing. https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/sep/24/catholic-church-collects-16-billion-in-us-contract/. Should people not have the right to view information openly, freely and transparently? Even so, the archdiocese's parishes, schools and other organizations have received at least $1.7 million as it sues the SBA for approval to get a loan for its headquarters, according to bankruptcy filings. But as the economy plummeted and jobless rates soared, Congress let faith groups and other nonprofits tap into the Paycheck Protection Program, a $659 billion fund created to keep main street open and Americans employed. While the federal data doesn't link Catholic recipients to their home dioceses, AP found 37 loans to the archdiocese and its affiliates worth between $9 million and $23 million, including one for its downtown cathedral. Approximately one month ago Hunter Biden, the son of presidential candidate Joe Biden, apparently sent thousands of dollars to individuals allegedly involved in sex trafficking, according to a report recently released by Senate Republicans. Georgetown University, the nation’s oldest Catholic and Jesuit University, broke with church doctrine in order to accommodate for civil rights. I believe the decision to apply for and receive PPP funds is one of the most important issues the church will face in this decade. You can read more about that here. These groups are made up of veteran experts in the field, Nobel Laureates, Professors of Medicine, Doctors and more, yet all it takes is for an Anthony Fauci like figure to oppose their opinion, and this is the perspective that gets beamed across mainstream media outlets, radio and television while the opposing view is nothing but ridiculed and “debunked.” This is very bizarre to say the least, mainstream media alone has the power to make the majority seem like the minority, and the minority seem like the majority. It accused the SBA of overreaching by blocking bankruptcy applications when Congress didn't spell that out. Collective Evolution is one of the world's fastest-growing conscious media and education companies providing news and tools to raise collective consciousness. It is also an invitation to pay attention and be near to new forms of poverty and fragility.”, American Catholics have been told the purpose of the Peter’s Pence Collection is to provide the Church with the financial means "to respond to those who are suffering as a result of war, oppression, natural disaster and disease.”. The Vatican itself describes Peter's Pence in glowing terms as "a gesture of charity, a way of supporting the activity of the Pope and the universal Church in favoring especially the poorest and Churches in difficulty. By Christina Capatides May 8, 2020 / 12:17 PM / CBS News In the U.S., where COVID-19 has caused more than 220,000 deaths, the worst flu season in the past decade killed an estimated 61,000 people in 2017-18, as we’ve reported. If you enjoyed this article, subscribe to receive more just like it. What’s even more shocking for lots of people is the fact that many scientists and doctors have been completely censored for sharing their research and opinion regarding anything to do with COVID if it opposes the information and recommendations set out by the WHO. More than 50 former senior intelligence officials have signed on to a letter outlining their belief that the recent disclosure of emails allegedly belonging to Joe Biden’s son “has all the classic earmarks of a Russian information operation.”. Get inside access to Collective Evolution by becoming a member of CETV. Not every Catholic institution sought government loans. Fifty-seven government agencies are now contracting with the Catholic Church. Adding to the Holy See's financial woes is a marked decrease in contributions to Peter's Pence. Here’s an article from Health Feedback, for example, explaining why low infection fatality numbers do not mean that the virus is not dangerous. What’s going on here? The reality of child molestation by the Roman Catholic Church has surfaced time and time again, and yet, somehow, it continues to happen. If the amount of money dished out was divided evenly amongst the U.S.’s 197 dioceses, each one would get … How did we get to this point and how do we change it? You can read more about that and access their resources and reasoning here. Scientists who share opinions that contradict the World Health Organization (WHO) have also been heavily censored. Theme: Bushwick by James Dinsdale. The exampels listed above are a few of many. During the call, Trump underscored the coming presidential election and touted himself as the candidate best aligned with religious conservatives, boasting he was the "best (president) the Catholic church has ever seen," according to Crux, an online publication that covers church-related news. Money derived from Peter's Pence, donations from Roman Catholics around the world, are not being spent on the poor Only 10% of total collections over the past five years have gone towards this purpose When it comes to health policy, there are many conflicts of interests to be concerned about, scientists from within federal health regulatory agencies have been bringing awareness to this fact for many years.