Slighted parishioners decide not to pick up the tab

by Dennis Coday

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From the State-Journal, Madison, Wis.:

Donations plummet following appointment of orthodox Catholic priests in Platteville

St. Mary's Catholic Church in Platteville, stung by a plunge in donations following the arrival of three controversial priests, has issued an urgent plea for money to keep its parochial school open.

The 75-year-old St. Mary's Catholic School is subsidized by the church, which has seen weekly donations fall more than 50 percent in four months, said Myron Tranel, chairman of the church's finance council.

Parishioners asked Bishop Morlino to withdraw these priests and the bishop refused. The parishioners, it seems, decided to stop footing the bill.

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