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.