Taxing Catholics

By EDITORIAL  |  November 18, 2009

Fiscal transparency is good for the soul.

Roman Catholics — who have witnessed and experienced firsthand the shock of the sexual-abuse scandals, and the highhanded and insensitive way in which parishes have been consolidated and parochial schools closed — should be especially receptive to such a notion.

There is little doubt that great public transparency would be welcomed by Catholic worshippers, who have been appalled by the Church's shameful behavior in these instances.

Likewise, there is little question that large numbers of Catholics who favor social justice and approve of choice as an individual prerogative would welcome greater accountability.

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