The plan to sell off the churches in the diocese of St. John’s in Newfoundland, Canada is going ahead. They’re going to sell 130 properties and try to raise money to buy the churches back. Good luck on that.
If they could raise the money, why don’t they just raise it directly to pay off the settlement? Because the money isn’t there. Instead, the individual parishioners will be forced to pony up to buy their churches and take out new mortgages. It’s essentially a form of extortion.
And what happens when the next round of lawsuits come (and you know they are out there)? Will they sell them off again?