Sixty-one full-time positions at the Washington headquarters of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, about one-quarter of the authorized workforce, would be eliminated under a budget reduction and strategic planning proposal approved by the conference's administrative committee earlier this month.
Where will all the wear the pants nuns go?
The vast majority of bishop conference offices -- everything from Catholic Education and Divine Worship to Ecumenical & Interreligious Affairs and administrative services such as accounting and the counsel's office -- face staff reductions under the plan. The Pro Life Activities office staff complement would be reduced from an authorized level of 11 staff to eight; the conference's library, staffed by a full-time librarian and a part-time assistant, would be eliminated.
What will they do with all the Daniel Berrigan and Richard McBrien books?
Here's duplicity for you:
Not included in the proposal are the 79-employee Migrant and Refugee Services program, which is a source of more than $41 million in government grants to the conference.
eanwhile, in a letter to staff, the conference's general secretary, Msgr. David Malloy, warned conference employees that they will face cuts in their benefit package. Beginning next January, for example, family care health premiums will increase by about $800 annually for those enrolled in the conference's health plan.
They can't employ American Catholics because they have to spent 41 million getting immigrants jobs and health care.
Hey, if all their yapping about illegal immigrants put 61 of feminists out of work at the USCCB - I'm all for it.