Friday, May 16, 2008
Audits for Every Parish in the Archdiocese
As reported in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Archbishop Dolan will be requiring that all 211 parishes in the Archdiocese undergo audits to protect the more than $198 million that are donated without restriction to these parishes every year. I must applaud Dolan for his proactive stance on the financial accountability issue. Since he has come to Milwaukee, I thought he has done a good job of reporting the financial status of the Archdiocese. I am also aware of the fact that the Journal Sentinel is correct in reporting that he has been thinking about doing this for quite a while.
So while I believe that this decision was not precipitated by the possible mishandling of money at St. John Vianney, the timing seems a little too convenient. But then again, if he was going to unveil this plan originally a month from now, why not just do it now instead. Bravo Dolan!
A Faithful Catholic