Not Just Independent Contractors
[T]he church argues it cannot be held liable for any damages claim because Duggan was not employed by the Sydney Archdiocese. Rather, priests have "a contract with God" and not with their employer.Oh, wait... Pell -- who cultivated the vocations of the Melbourne clique known as the "Spice Girls" -- wants to bring the church back to 1958. You lot like that.... So you'll just keep trashing Mahony and let Mama Spice off the hook.
But "a contract with God" makes Ed Egan's "independent contractors" defense of abuse cases in Bridgeport look downright pedestrian.
Hat tip to the newly-promoted Archbishop Ichiban Jim.