Thursday, January 31, 2013

The Downfall Of Cardinal Mahony

Cardinal Roger Mahony of Los Angeles, the guy who said that the vocations crisis was a great fruit of Vatican II, who spawned numerous liturgical nightmares, who claimed that the Mass used in the Latin Rite for 1500 years doesn't instill the spirit of Christ, now seems to have overseen even worse horrors. From the looks of things in LA, he reigned over an epic protection racket for child molester priests.

Mahoney and other top Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles officials maneuvered behind the scenes to shield molester priests, provide damage control for the church and keep parishioners in the dark, according to the church personnel files. 

As Vicar for Clergy, [Auxiliary Bishop Thomas] Curry was responsible for "promoting the spiritual and physical well-being" for all priests and deacons in the archdiocese, including those who were inactive, sick or on leave, according to the archdiocese’s website. He also doled out assignments for priests and deacons.

Cardinal Mahony has long been a favorite of the "social justice" crowd, drawing rave reviews for his stance on immigration reform, for example. That stance? Comparing folks in favor of reform to the Nazis.

Considering his status with these folks, I'm going to make a prediction. In five years, whether he's in jail or not, +Mahony will be even more exalted by his followers in these circles. All of this stuff will be forgotten, and his popularity will make the revisionism being given to Rembert Weakland look tame by comparison.

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