Sunday, April 06, 2014

You're Of The People, Priest!

Holier than thou.... Catholic archbishop was told to give up his lavish mansion.

Living lavish on the religion. The biggest money game is the American biblical.

Millions of tax free dollars goes to televangelists and Catholic priest. Without a paper trail, some of your religious leaders will make millions off you and your givings to GOD.

There was a controversy in Atlanta over the week. The Associated Press reports that Roman Catholic Archbishop Wilton Gregory announced the decision following a closed-door meeting with members of several church councils at his headquarters north of Atlanta. He will move out of the Tudor-style residence in early May. "I have decided to sell the Habersham property and invest the proceeds from that sale into the needs of the Catholic community," Gregory told the AP after the meeting.

The mansion was made possible by a multimillion dollar gift to the archdiocese. Laura Mullins, one of several Catholics who asked Gregory to sell, praised the archbishop for making a quick decision and ending the controversy. "He is the person we follow locally," she said. "He sets the example for all of us to follow. If he is choosing to use a gift so personally, what does that tell the people sitting in the pews?"
Southern hospitality.
Gregory has issued an apology after reports that he'd built himself a $2.2 million mansion sparked outrage in the diocese. Gregory bought the mansion with a $15 million posthumous gift from Gone With the Wind heir Joseph Mitchell, who wanted the money spent on "general religious and charitable purposes,"

Gregory explains that he was generously selling his old home to a nearby cathedral, and building himself a "comparable" residence.

"While my advisors and I were able to justify this project fiscally, logistically and practically, I personally failed to project the cost in terms of my own integrity and pastoral credibility," Gregory writes, adding that Pope Francis has "set the bar" higher for priestly humility. He promises to consult with other church officials and sell the residence if they advise him to.

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