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Why has the Church never taken a hardline stance on the Mafia?

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GiftOfGod:
Yes, media stories occasionally appear about dead Mafiosos being denied requiem Masses or burials in sacred ground but why does it stop there? The Mafia has been around for 150 years (at least) in Italy and 100 years in the USA but the Church has been largely silent.

Why?

ChairmanJoeAintMyPrez:
Doesn't seem necessary.

GiftOfGod:

--- Quote from: ChairmanJoeAintMyPrez on October 22, 2021, 08:03:03 AM ---Doesn't seem necessary.

--- End quote ---
Why doesn't it seem necessary?

It's a scourge in many predominantly Catholic areas such as Italy and cities in the US Northeast. It's obvious that the Church, to some extent, has turned a blind eye to it, despite some words from higher up when that NO priest got killed in Siciliy for speaking-out against the Mafia. I wonder if that's because sometimes the Mafiosos tithe generously.

I'd like to see if you'd say that it doesn't "seem necessary" when you can't afford to send you children to Catholic school because of the "protection" you have to pay the Mafia under penalty of assault or arson of your business. And you're afraid to go to the police because they'll kill you for being informing.

ChairmanJoeAintMyPrez:
Just homeschool your kids and buy a few guns.  Problem solved.

GiftOfGod:

--- Quote from: ChairmanJoeAintMyPrez on October 22, 2021, 08:36:31 PM ---Just homeschool your kids and buy a few guns.  Problem solved.

--- End quote ---
How does that solve the Mafia problem?

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