St. Bernard's parish not affected by Stockton Catholic diocese bankrupcy
by TP staff
Jan 13, 2014 | 5021 views | 2 2 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Stockton announced Monday, Jan. 13, they are filing for bankruptcy.

Bishop Stephen E. Blaire issued a news release Monday saying he had reached the decision after six months of careful consideration and prayer.

The bishop did not directly detail the diocese' financial problems but did say the process will allow the church to fairly compensate victims of sexual abuse while continuing to minister to the people in the parishes they administer.

Parish administrator for St. Bernard's Catholic Church, 163 W. Eaton Ave., Jennifer Overby said Monday the bankruptcy filing will have no effect on the Tracy church because each parish is incorporated separately.

According to Blaire, the Stockton diocese will formally file for bankruptcy Wednesday, Jan. 15.

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January 13, 2014
I like that. Each Parish is incorporated separately. Sounds like they are companies. Church's are a big business and make boatloads of money. How could they file bankruptcy?
January 15, 2014
Churches are a big business? What churches are you talking about. Not catholic churches in the diocese of stockton. Big businesses don't earn money by holding bake sales and raffles.

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