Thursday, September 21, 2006
A highly placed diocesan source tells me that there were a number of inaccurate statements in the story by David Virtue that is posted below. First, I have been told that there are 6 parishes in arrears on their assessments, not sixty. Second, Thornfield Conference Center is not yet for sale. If it is sold, I am told that the money will not go toward attorney fees but instead for either youth ministry or other mission initiatives. Third, I was told that the lawsuit filed by Fr. David Bollinger is covered by insurance and is not coming out of diocesan funds. Fourth, I was told that the two resignations from the Diocesan Executive Board were not because of financial issues.