Catholic Church's misconceived wealth and power, and its growing weakness

By John Warhurst
Updated April 24 2018 - 10:45pm, first published February 14 2018 - 12:51pm

The Catholic Church is a wealthy institution, but Archbishop Anthony Fisher is right that to compare its type of wealth to that of Westfield or Wesfarmers is crude and simplistic. Nevertheless, that wealth, however calculated, stands in stark contrast to the resistance and mean-spiritedness that, it has now been demonstrated beyond reasonable doubt, has characterised its leaders' treatment of those who were sexually abused while in the church's care.