Bishop Bransfield secretly sent money from Church hospital to Cardinal Farrell in Rome “$21 million was moved from a Church-owned hospital in Wheeling, W.Va., to be used at Bransfield’s discretion,” …More
Bishop Bransfield secretly sent money from Church hospital to Cardinal Farrell in Rome
“$21 million was moved from a Church-owned hospital in Wheeling, W.Va., to be used at Bransfield’s discretion,” the Post reported. “A Post investigation found that the money Bransfield sent to Farrell [$14,000 for “a comfortable room for watching television”] was routed from Wheeling Hospital to the Bishop’s Fund, a charity created by Bransfield with the stated purpose of helping the residents of West Virginia.” Registration may be required for access.
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From West Virginia to the Vatican: How a Catholic bishop secretly sent money from a church hospital…

The untold story behind the cash gift from Bishop Michael Bransfield adds a new dimension to a financial scandal in the Catholic Church.
Den of thieves and wolves destroying the Church.
St Michael the Archangel defend us in battle
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Stories like these are always worth remembering when the ushers walk around for the "second collection"
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JPII made him a bishop
These revelations turn the stomach. At the same time, it really makes me wonder what guides the decision-making process for a bishop. The diocese was gifted and oil fortune. What are his obligations for how he uses this money? Now these decisions lie in the very capable, excellent hands of Bishop Brennan.
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