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On the Fly: The Vatican’s Cult of Perverts


July 2, 2012

In its bank crisis as well as its sex abuse scandals, the Catholic Church is defined by an astonishing lack of accountability. Is this why a parish per week closes in the United States?

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The Vatican bank remains a mystery, defined by an astonishing lack of accountability—2.5 billion dollars were embezzled from parishes in the United States—and an ongoing pedophilia crisis. Domestically, a parish has closed on average once a week, in part due to shifting demographics, in part due to unprecedented Catholic downsizing. Jason Berry, the quintessential investigative author on the Church and a practicing Catholic, talks to On the Fly & Guernica about the Church’s state of extreme disarray.

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