Priests call on State for aid as church closures leave them in financial crisis

Priests call on State for aid as church closures leave them in financial crisis

07/04/2020 14:45:00

Priests call on State for aid as church closures leave them in financial crisis

Priests in some dioceses are facing a financial crisis as church closures have meant there are no weekly basket collections to fund salaries.

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FFS. NO WAY! The church has plenty of assets, use them. And don't forget they still haven't paid what they owe from all the abuses and scandals. Why doesn't the Vatican support it's own!!!!! Shouldn’t they be asking god for help? That’s what they tell us to do. When we ask them for something they remain quite, let’s remain quite

Sell off some assets for God sake (pun)! Biggest asset bank on the planet C'mon lads cop on! What happened to the land etc you sold or the money you saved not having to adequately compensate victim. The lads in Rome have loads of lolly. Neck like a jockeys? Is this not 8 days too late......... April fools?

It’s a failed business 🤷🏻‍♀️ This has to be a joke... No State aid. Let the Vatican pay, 😂😂😂😂😂 Yeah, coz the Vatican's sooooo poor. 😂 😂 😂 😂 😂 😂 😂 if I had half the churches money I’d fucking burn my own! Git absolutely fakt Is this a joke Sell some of that quality property portfolio in built up areas to the state to help alleviate this homelessness crisis, now being plugged by hotels & hostels

Ah now! They shouldn't get a penny. Members of the most corrupt organisation in the world. They still owe us money for their part of the redress payment!! No way should they get a penny !! This gang put the Scientologists in the Ha`penny place... Bollocks Shut the doors sell the assets why should the taxpayers support a cult

Let em look to the lord for help. They might consider selling some of the land they own to the state. Yer part of one of the wealthiest and most powerful institutions on the planet. Go way with that shite 🤣🤣 Theres a reason the oldest multinational in the world the Catholic Church doesnt allow priests to marry - that would mean a duty of care to the priests family should he did in service, would affect property, pensions, require higher wages - and they are looking for State aid.

Here we go with the “ they can afford it” brigade. But will still insist that Jenny and Jonny have their bouncy castle day. They need to get with the tech , if they’re live streaming masses they should also be able to run a digital collection. The Church must get help, the church and so many of its people have been the first to help others in need.

Rap Rome's Door... Ha, priests crying poverty for themselves why dont they ask the vatican for a few quid, the catholic church is probably one of the wealthiest organisations on 'Gods' green earth Stop it The cheek Do they have the Vatican on speed dial, that’s where the catholic spoils of colonialism are kept.

Despicable and immoral try selling your golden thrones you built by robbing people with your collection baskets through manipulative guilt. I've heard it all now the church that owns more land the most organisations have there own bank are looking for hand outs I'd never like to see anyone left hungry or without a roof over there heads I don't think any priest is staving and they all have a warm comfortable home

Ask the Vatican Bank...€8m in assets... €350 a week. Get on to reginado She's handing money out like penance Best news I’ve heard for a while. Why don't they pray. Can’t be done, not without a referendum. Eh the vatican bank? The Irony of this is Simon Harris said there is a special place in hell to anyone who tries to exploit the state and others during this pandemic!

No no and no. Ask the Vatican they have plenty ps pay your bills for child abuse survivors and Magdalen laundries Are they having a laugh? What’s the Vatican for, more money there than in any Irish bank! Sell of some of there land to build for the homeless Redress commission, what is owed by the religious orders to the state?

Why not pray? Isn't that what Pontifex tells us all to do in times of need? Ask the Pope to sell a few paintings or statues, that should tide them over... Church should carefully ask Rome to send the millions collected. Back Don't they owe the Irish state and the Churches victims alot of money Not such a preposterous request to anyone with a little knowledge of this county used to function, not so long ago the kip would have Bent over backwards to give the black Crow's of that Roman cult a dig out..

Always time to revisit this classic from George Carlin Hmmm 🤔 'My kingdom is not of this world.“ Oh wait, I need your money actually Bit like the insurance companies not paying due to acts of god .... no aid should be given Is the Vatican not 1 of the richest banks in the world surely they could give a little handout to keep them going

Are they actually out of their fucking minds? The Lord giveth; the Lord taketh away. Cover the story of the pope changing the holy scripture in the papal yearbook during a crisis in Italy , I'm sure a lot of Irish people who go to church would like to know. Surely the SVdP could tide them over Are they actually for real ? I know they have no shame but this is a little far fetched for the richest organisation in the world .

Queue church bashing 🙄 Yet all the hippocrits will still continue attending weddings, funerals, christenings and Xmas mass - why do ye bother 🤨 They can sell a few paintings. WTF.. 90 layoffs today in INM. Thoughts and prayers. Should this have been posted on 1st April. Shame on them ask your pope he has billions 😡😡

People who claim welfare paid income tax when they were earning money. Where are the contributions that the Church made on their high income over the years? They wouldn't even pay compensation to the victims of all the abuse scandals. And now they want state funding? LOL no. Call the pope Fuck them What a silly story to run. Do u not think ppl are suffering enough.

Ah here!!!! They can fuck off! Simple What I want to know is, why are they asking the state for money when they are one of the wealthiest organisations in the world? Maybe before you ask the government, ask your own damn bosses in Rome. Will they stay paying taxes in good times? Capital gains, income, PRSI, etc? Didn't think so.

😂😂😂😂😂😂 AHAHAHAHAHAHA😆😆😆😆😆😆😆😆😆😆😆😆😆😆😆AHAHAHAHA....... AHAHAHAHAHAH. Funny that Hahaha.....hahaha.... hahaha.....aaaaaah.... Only if they hand over control of all schools and hospitals to the state. Oh FFS! good 😂 When the Catholic Church sells every last scrap of property and every single possession they built up over 2000 years and have paid retribution to all those who suffered at their hands , this should not even be entertained.

After they pay ALL the compensation due to the molested children OR forfeit their lands so we can build houses - we will consider it! The Lord will provide. Priests need to trust the Lord. Like the birds in the sky etc. Or is religion just a business activity? Nope You have got to be kidding !!! Ask the Pope for money

Plenty of money in the Vatican. Sorry state but it is a fair statement. Absolute fucking joke. The Roman Catholic Church is the richest institution in the world. If they want financial aid go to the pope. By “state” they better be talking about The Vatican. Surely the Vatican could sell some of the nazi loot it’s holding onto

Vincentian Fathers sold land in St Annes Park to developers for 25m euro few yrs ago. Church is not poor, it's never been. Swamp has fallen StormIsUponUs I thought being a priest was a vocation? Your aul balls They’d only want to buy little boys jox out of the extra money anyway - horrible bastards Ring the pope he might give you a few bob, you lot still owe lots of people 🤬🤬🤬 for everything you did to them 🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬

Ask head office ! That's a hard no. This has to be a wind up, surely?!!!! 🙄😡 Is this a JOKE? Fcuk the churches , let them ask their mage rich owners in vatican city sort them out Fuckers, they have enough money They deserve it also. Top of the list is those who pay in taxes I.e private sector. Then servants. And halt this ridicules pay increase to servants I.e politicians that failed to screen those on midterm holidays that brought COVID19 and Cheltenham goers.

Ya right I know of at least three enormous detatched houses on the south circular road they could sell. Diocesan priests pay tax so they are entitled to a payment that even non taxpayers are receiving Certainly a fascinating choice of story on the same day that your newspaper lays people off and asks the government to pay their wages instead 👍

The church in financial difficulties What a load of codswhallap 🤣😂 The church in financial crisis !!!? That’ll be the day WTAF!! Is the RC church not worth a gazillion dollars? They can The Vatican could do their bit . After all the Catholic Church in Ireland has not made any attempt to address their Church. Shame on them

They still owe victims a ton. They are still not in jail, the ungrateful wretches. NO bailouts for pedophile defenders. Confiscate their land. House the homeless. Use buildings for hospitals. Take over schools and hospitals and NEVER give them back. Scar Stát/EAGLAis. In am dó. Sound of hollow fucking laughter rings out across the nation. Consider the lilies of the field, lads

Ask the Vatican. Pray for it. Isn't that what you tell your parish. God will deliver? A silver lining... Lol, good one. You got to be kidding me !!! Just pray to your invisible god for magic money. Barristers paid for NOT attending court. Are ye saying this man is not entitled to Covid19 payment? Fr Collins told the Irish Ind. he is self-employed and pays his taxes. 'If I get into difficulties, I should be entitled to whatever supports are there for the self-employed”

'Association of Catholic Priests' are only spokesmen for themselves. Maybe they should have realised what side their bread is buttered before they rowed in with the political establishment. Is the Vatican Bank not offering low interest loans or bonds? Barristers paid for NOT attending court. Are ye saying this man is not entitled to Covid19 payment? Fr Collins told the Irish Ind. he is self-employed and pays his taxes. 'If I get into difficulties, I should be entitled to whatever supports are there for the self-employed”

The Catholic Church is the biggest land owner after the Queen of England the richest religious order... so far they haven’t offered 1 Euro to the needy ... also the Red Cross missing with all their millionaires not 1 Euro. No thanks. No more money to these money grabbers. Fuck right off. Talk to the Vatican, you know the foreign organisation who’s laws you follow. The one dripping in gold!

The same organisation that wouldn't pay their share for clerical sex abuse reparation ? Sure... Ha!! Meanwhile the pope is changing hundreds of years of history by getting rid of holy scripture from the papal yearbook. Very odd behaviour during this world crisis. Vatican bank !!!! Let them shite off and go call on the Vatican for aid. The nerve.

Time to sell more property? Ehhhh...no, not now nor ever Just give us the money.... we will leave it resting in our account! 🤔 The god i know doesnt need money mister - Bono How about , phone a friend, 50:50 or better still ring the pope but hes busy with pell in oz who just got set free for child abuse and ye want freebees duhhhh😇😇😇😇😇

🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 Article 44.2.2 of Bunreacht na hÉireann - 'The State guarantees not to endow any religion.' Go ask the extremely wealthy Vatican. That would be a no... The Vatican has art worth billions and the church is one of the largest property holders in Ireland. Perhaps if they sold some of their property I could buy a house outside Dublin without selling my soul

I would be looking towards the Vatican not the Irish sate...no religious order should be getting money from the state our parish priest fr casey is accepting postal donations. he will give digital eucharist and absolve sins for €5 says he. the protestants are kicking off Yeah, Typical nay sayers here. The church whether you agree or not provide a service. When your mother or father die and you go to their funeral mass, these are the people who do that. When people come to them for help, they are there, these priests aren't responsible 4. Past mistakes

I've heard it all now the church that owns more land the most organisations have there own bank are looking for hand outs I'd never like to see anyone left hungry or without a roof over there heads I don't think any priest is staving and they all have a warm comfortable home If you dont pay tax you should not be entitled to any state help,

🙃 They should be given zero euro and zero cents which is still more than they deserve Not a penny of public money should go to them They should hit up Iona And I thought Liverpool fc made a bad decision.. here hold my beer Could they not pray to someone? We musn't forget our heritage. We wouldn't be here without the Church.

Don't they already owe the state billions? What about the Vatican Bank? Assets of 30 Billion apparently Eh, no. Go set up a GoFundMe. The richest organisation in the world wants more money !!

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