Army of Mom

So this is how liberty dies ... with thunderous applause.


Is it just me?

I received our monthly church newsletter and it had an announcement of the purchase of a new rectory. We had been getting our priests from the Marianists and they had their own house. Well, once we lost our Marianist priece, the diocese appointed a priest from within the diocese. So, now, our priest was homeless until we bought a rectory.

So, the particulars on the rectory:
$175,990 price
four-bedroom, 1,939-square-foot home

Is it just me or is this a little extravagant for a man who took a vow of poverty? I'm sure we're furnishing it, too. I just don't see why the church needed to spend this much money on a four-bedroom home for a single priest. I could see a nice two-bedroom, but this seems like overkill.

I'm sure I'll be struck down by lightning from the storms going on right now, but gees louise.


  • At 4:37 PM, March 29, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    If he had a wife and kids it would be one thing, but from what I understand the Catholics frown on that. ;)h

  • At 12:30 PM, April 03, 2007, Blogger Roci said…


    is it an existing house on a property that ajoins the church?

  • At 1:11 PM, April 03, 2007, Blogger Army of Mom said…

    Nope, it is some new neighborhood in town. Probably on the same side of town as the church, but not neighboring or anything.


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