For those of you who never heard of it, Stadelmaier was a clothing manufacturer that specialized in making gear for Roman Catholic clergymen. It was the biggest and most prestigious firm of it's kind in the world. http://www.stadelmaier.com/center.htm http://www.catholicsupply.com/churchs/clerstad.html http://www.catholicsupply.com/churchs/clerstad2.html They've recently gone bankrupt, mostly because of the priest pedophiliascandal in the USA. All those millions payed in damages can't be used to buy new priestly vestments, you see. http://www.katholieknederland.nl/actualiteit/nieuws/nieuws_317507.html (yes the article is in Dutch) Anyhow, I thought it was an interesting (small) example of something terrible happening in one corner of the globe having a noticable impact on the other side of it. Interesting sidenote. There are rumors that a contributing factor to the end of Stadelmaier was that the Vatican was always chronically (as in years and years) late in paying it's bills.