Thursday, June 10, 2010

What is to be Done?

What do we do now? According to the Advance, the ball is in the court of the Archdiocese. Archdiocesan spokesman Zwilling says that the trustees of the property consist of the pastor, 2 lay people, Archbishop Dolan, the vicar-general, and the Supreme Court. I say we keep writing and calling the archdiocese. The address and phone number are:

1011 First Avenue
New York, NY 10022

Let's make their ears burn.

I see here that Archbishop Dolan is feeding us another load of BS about tolerance and hospitality, so I'm not sure how receptive he will be about the concerns of his flock. Try to leave a comment if you like, but his Eminence's blog, like silive, is not too friendly to opinions that question the PC orthodoxy.


Anonymous said...

Letter to Archbishop Dolan
Letter to DOLAN
As someone who has contributed a few thousand dollars to my Parish , Cardinal's appeal, Peter's Pence and various charities supported by the Church for the past 25 years, I am deeply disappointed that the Pastor did not consult his parishoners before this sale to a questionable non-christian organization was proposed. I have decided to withold all donations to the Archdiocese since I believe the Archdiocese needs to review it's stewardship of donations and descions on how church assets are to be diposed of to ensure they are in compliance with Canon and US Law. I want to ensure that my donations will be used to support the Church's mission of spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ. The pain and sense of betrayal this incident has caused in the Staten Island Catholic fellowship is immense. The Christian faithful are free to make known to the pastors of the Church their needs, especially spiritual ones, and their desires. I have been praying to our Blessed Mother that you would heed our pleas and cancel this sale.
From Civil Law compliance perspective, I have neither heard or read anything that this Church Asset sale is in compliance with the Office of Foreign Asset Control(OFAC) Compliance Regulations. The Office of Foreign Assets Control administers and enforces economic sanctions programs primarily against countries and groups of individuals, such as terrorists and narcotics traffickers. The sanctions can be either comprehensive or selective, using the blocking of assets and trade restrictions to accomplish foreign policy and national security goals. All U.S. persons (which by legal definition includes firms and non profits) must abide by these sanctions—this is the meaning of compliance. All U.S. persons must comply with OFAC regulations, including all U.S. citizens and permanent resident aliens regardless of where they are located, all persons and entities within the United States, all U.S. incorporated entities and their foreign branches. In the cases of certain programs, such as those regarding Cuba and North Korea, all foreign subsidiaries owned or controlled by U.S. companies also must comply. Certain programs also require foreign persons in possession of U.S. origin goods to comply. Were any Muslim American Society(MAS) funds provided by Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons ("SDN list") which includes over 3,500 names of companies and individuals connected with the sanctions targets?A number of the named individuals and entities are known to move from country to country and may end up in unexpected locations. U.S. persons are prohibited from dealing with SDNs wherever they are located and all SDN assets are blocked. It is important to check OFAC's website on a regular basis to ensure that your SDN list is current.
Respecfully Submitted
Mike Varriano

Staten Pilgrim said...

Excellent letter. Great job!