We have all known that DLF was sent to Dublin for one reason, and one reason only – to sort out the drastic state of the finances.
He is now bringing in financial and property experts.
Churches, presbyteries and other church properties will be sold and cash piled high in accounts and clever investments.
This in itself is not wrong.
Every family, group and institution must look after its finances.
But what about the pastoral future of the church in Dublin?
The numbers of priests will dwindle quickly.
Seminarians will be as scare as the Corncrake.
Congregations will not only dwindle but in many cases disappear altogether.
What will be “church” then?
Where will the Gospel be preached?
Where the Kingdom of God on earth?
Will be be left with a small very rich entity called RC IRELAND LTD?
I suppose one answer would be to turn the bigger churches into casinos?
And maybe Knock will be Ireland’s Las Vagas?
Why is DLF not hiring a FAITH MANAGER instead of an ASSET MANAGER?
Oh! I forgot, DLF is supposed to be that!