After months of hunkering down behind platoons of lawyers, the Archdiocese of Los Angeles has agreed to pay $660 million to the victims of 221 pedophile priests and other male church employees.
To help pay these enormous damages, the Archdiocese led by Cardinal Mahoney, is ordering nuns out of convents so that the buildings can be sold to fund the out-of-court settlement. For example, in Santa Barbara, three nuns of the Sisters of Bethany were ordered out of their modest home by December 31, earlier “would be acceptable as well.”
The eviction notice has raised a public storm and a group called “Save Our Sisters” has been formed. The Church has slapped a gag order on the nuns which, of course, raises the question of another cover-up.
A former Bethany sister says: “These nuns are precious to us, but there are priests living in fabulous-looking little houses by themselves. You don’t see them getting kicked out.”
Do you think this is fair?