Thursday, August 06, 2009

New chief meets with diocesan employees

"According to Trunz, the diocese has more than $300 million of nonsalary expenses. “We are going to look at nonsalary expenses, such as telecommunications, utilities, maintenance, supplies ... to look for ways of centralizing expenses and reducing expenses.

It will be good if the Diocese of Rockville Centre can cut expenses without cutting jobs or benefits. I do not believe you need to spend $300 million to provide the sacraments to people, or to assist Christians in their obligation to do works of mercy. I especially believe Bishop Murphy hit the nail on the head in the quote I bolded below:

"Bishop William Murphy, introducing Trunz at the start of the meeting, said that the new COO will “help us focus on all the things the pastoral center does in terms of making this Church work and work right.” “We have a tendency to take on more and more work ourselves and when we do that we kind of get ourselves off balance,” the bishop said."

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