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1. If a priest is listed in the diocese's directory, is it safe to assume that the priest is still considered in good standing, or that they are at least still being paid by the diocese?

2. Does the diocese get a cut or percentage of each parish's money collections?

3. Do Catholics have a right to know what the status of a priest is in the diocese?

I ask because I've been doing a lot of reading about the Fr. James Haley situation that took place in my diocese (Arlington) a few years ago. Yesterday, I discovered that Fr. Haley, Fr. Erbacher (a priest that allegedly stole $320k from his parish and had collections of porn), and Fr. Hamilton (allegedly had collections of really perverted porn) are listed in this year's directory. I'm wondering if I would be wrong to send the diocese a letter asking for the status of each priest.

1)  Yes.
2)  Yes.
3)  Sure.

Of course, remember, legally... the principle is innocent until proven guilty.
(04-06-2011, 10:29 AM)CollegeCatholic Wrote: [ -> ]1)  Yes.
2)  Yes.
3)  Sure.

Of course, remember, legally... the principle is innocent until proven guilty.

Of course. That's why I made sure to say "allegedly." I'm just curious to know.
I wonder how up-to-date the directory is, period. If it's web-based, odds are real high it's years out of date.

It's one of my pet peeves that webpages get posted then abandoned. I get so tired of stumbling across something that looks interesting, like a talk by some priest, only to discover that "this page last updated October 6, 2006". I don't even trust the posted Mass times on masstimes.org or a parish website. I look for online bulletins.....and frequently they are months out of date as well.

(04-06-2011, 11:04 AM)SoCalLocal Wrote: [ -> ]I wonder how up-to-date the directory is, period. If it's web-based, odds are real high it's years out of date.

It's one of my pet peeves that webpages get posted then abandoned. I get so tired of stumbling across something that looks interesting, like a talk by some priest, only to discover that "this page last updated October 6, 2006". I don't even trust the posted Mass times on masstimes.org or a parish website. I look for online bulletins.....and frequently they are months out of date as well.

I considered this but I looked up two priests who I know have changed assignments in the past year and they were both reflected in the directory.
(04-06-2011, 11:04 AM)SoCalLocal Wrote: [ -> ]I wonder how up-to-date the directory is, period. If it's web-based, odds are real high it's years out of date.

It's one of my pet peeves that webpages get posted then abandoned. I get so tired of stumbling across something that looks interesting, like a talk by some priest, only to discover that "this page last updated October 6, 2006". I don't even trust the posted Mass times on masstimes.org or a parish website. I look for online bulletins.....and frequently they are months out of date as well.

Masstimes.org is notoriously bad.