Irony: Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston sues Whirlpool for putting a parish in “unreasonable risk of harm.” No, unlike former priests, the Whirlpool man didn’t sexual abuse 100’s of children while Whirlpool officials did nothing.

Allegedly, a defective Whirlpool refrigerator causes a serious fire at a parish and Whirlpool knew about it, but didn’t prevent it. So, the Boston Archdiocese is suing for $10 million. They’re probably short on funds after having to kick out $150.8 million in sexual abuse lawsuits and related costs since 2002. More on that scandal here.

WEYMOUTH, Mass. — The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston claims in a $10-million lawsuit filed against Whirlpool Corp. that a faulty refrigerator caused a fire that destroyed a Weymouth, Mass., church.

The complaint filed in Norfolk Superior Court alleges Sacred Heart Church was destroyed on June 9, 2005, because of Whirlpool’s negligence.

The complaint claims the Michigan company knew it subjected the 134-year-old church to an “unreasonable risk of harm.”

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6 Responses to “Irony: Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston sues Whirlpool for putting a parish in “unreasonable risk of harm.” No, unlike former priests, the Whirlpool man didn’t sexual abuse 100’s of children while Whirlpool officials did nothing.”

  1. Jonny Says:

    Seriously. I watched a documentary called “Deliver Us From Evil” about one in CA that was moved around while he abused kids all over the state. The bishop that moved him around and hid the abuse is now Arch Bishop if CA. I wouldn’t recommend watching that documentary while eating. I almost got sick.

  2. asimplesinner Says:

    And they got sued.

    Oh… I get it, when it comes to beating that horse, any stick will do!

    Thanks to the >1% of priests who served in the past 6 decades, the Catholic Church should never say anything, and should never teach anything, and certainly has no business suing anyone on the grounds “Catholics are just as bad!”?

    We just can’t win.

  3. Your Daily Chum Says:

    Your martyr complex is ridiculous.

    Not all Catholics are bad. Catholic leadership, or at least the ones that presided over the decades long cover-up of sexual abuse of children, are deplorable. Anyone that would defend that practice, out of either ignorance, or blind loyalty to the institution is equally culpable.

    Luke 17: 2-“It would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck, and he were thrown into the sea, rather than that he should cause one of these little ones to stumble.”

    Jesus wasn’t down with hurting kids…..

  4. asimplesinner Says:

    Your martyr complex is ridiculous.

    How can any reasonable person respond to that? Surely if I objected you were being unfair – perhaps even in the realm of ad hominem it would ONLY be proof positive of my “martyr complex” I suppose.

    Again, we can’t win. We just have martyr complexes.

    Not all Catholics are bad. Catholic leadership, or at least the ones that presided over the decades long cover-up of sexual abuse of children, are deplorable. Anyone that would defend that practice, out of either ignorance, or blind loyalty to the institution is equally culpable.

    Is anyone here defending the evil practices? I missed it if that were the case.

    Luke 17: 2-”It would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck, and he were thrown into the sea, rather than that he should cause one of these little ones to stumble.”

    Agreed.

    Jesus wasn’t down with hurting kids…..

    Agreed. I don’t think he liked kicking puppies either… But that is germaine to the Catholic Church suing a wrongful party for damages how again?

    When it comes to beating that horse, this martyr-complex-blogger things that any stick will do.

  5. Your Daily Chum Says:

    Well, at least we agree on some issues. The point of the post wasn’t too condemn all catholics of course. I have several friends who are very devout and we have had many good discussions covering a wide-range of social/faith issues.

    I simply found the legal wordings of the Church’s lawsuit against Whirlpool ironic. I will say, if you check out a link in that blog, http://www.rcab.org/Finance/source_uses.html# , I was very impressed with Cardinal O’Malley’s letter, found on the right side of that page.

    But, I wonder, do you feel that too much criticism has been heaped on the leadership of the Church? If so, does that then make any mention of the sex-abuse scandal off-limits? I’m not trying to be argumentative, I’m honestly curious.

  6. asimplesinner Says:

    “But, I wonder, do you feel that too much criticism has been heaped on the leadership of the Church? If so, does that then make any mention of the sex-abuse scandal off-limits? I’m not trying to be argumentative, I’m honestly curious.”

    It isn’t the quantity that leaves some of us with distaste, it is often the quality of it.

    At times, when that is the discussion at hand, I am the first to be most strident in my criticism of certain church leaders and their failures.

    On the flip side, I have seen this most sensitive issue used in a fashion only meant to be provacative and outrageous. That is something even some of the victims I know and know of are unappreciative. It has a way of trivializing real pain.

    In some ways, some folks (perhaps unkowingly) seem to demand an utter, total, and universal perfection before even being willing to consider any arguments the Catholic Church makes on any issue. When discussing unrelated issues I have seen the cheap shots play out time and time again: “Oh, the Catholic Church says X? That is rich with all those child abusers!”

    It comes across to a lot of us as simultaneously lazy and rude.

    Thank you for the opportunity to vent.

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