Diocese fears asking for money during a child sex-abuse scandal would look tacky

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Kansas City’s Catholic Diocese doesn’t always make reasonable decisions. Just off the top of my head, there was the time it allowed a priest accused of possessing child pornography to stay with the church for five months before telling the police. But the church is large and contains multitudes, and on some issues, church officials understand the value of a thoughtful response. Fundraising, for instance.

The Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph has decided to delay a capital fundraising campaign, because the majority of priests fear that the still fresh and unresolved scandal could make asking for tithes appear to be just a bit in poor taste. Just a little bit.

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