Sometimes you hear the facile repeat: “If only women were in leadership positions, this sort of thing wouldn’t happen!”
Is that so?
Here’s a case to consider…
Church says nuns embezzled from school to cover Vegas trips
LOS ANGELES, California – Two nuns who worked for decades at a Catholic school in California embezzled a “substantial” amount of money from tuition and other funds and used it to pay for gambling trips to Las Vegas, church officials said Monday.
The embezzlement from Saint James Catholic School in Torrance appears to have gone on for as long as 10 years, Archdiocese of Los Angeles media relations director Adrian Alarcon said.
During that time Sister Mary Margaret Kreuper was the school’s principal and Sister Lana Chang taught eighth grade students. Both retired earlier this year. Neither has been charged with a crime.
The amount taken from tuition payments and other funds is still being tabulated, Alarcon said, adding she couldn’t confirm some reports that it was as much as $500,000.
These gals are exactly the new type of women religious, in habits and who pray, whom the Vatican seems intent to stamp out. No no. These are pants-suited LCWR types, St Joseph Sisters of Carondelet. The CSJs in my native place are pure nuts.