Bankrupt priests

In Church Invisible I wrote a small section about the future of the Roman Catholic church and the problems it was facing, particularly the amount of lawsuits which could cripple its work. Today the Archdiocese of Portland, Oregon has declared itself bankrupt. It’s ironic that what may really cripple the work of the church – at least the Roman Catholic church – is not the disbelief of the people, but the behaviour of some of its own priests.