Tuesday, February 20, 2018

IT IS SIMPLY INCREDIBLE




Cardinal Mahoney probably was more irresponsible/responsible than Cardinal Law in how he mismanaged perverted priests and enabled the scourge of the sexual abuse of minors in his archdiocese of Los Angeles. But the Los Angeles Times did not go after Mahoney as effectively as The New York Times owned Boston Globe went after Cardinal Law.

Thus one wonders how in the name of God and all that is Holy, Pope Francis could invite Cardinal Mahoney to be his representative for the anniversary of the establishment of the Diocese of Scranton which along with most dioceses in Pennsylvania and throughout the northeast have been reeling from this scandal in an apocalyptic way.

Is it the pope or his advisers who are incredibly out of touch?

Given the apocalyptic papal debacle in Chile concerning Bishop Baros who Pope Francis appointed, the Holy Father is slowly showing some humility and backtracking on some of his more arrogant, insensitive statements and appointments.

Cardinal Mahoney after major protests in Scranton from the laity has decided not to go to Scranton. Do you think Pope Francis nervously asked Mahoney not to go and was this at the insistence of Cardinal O'Malley who has courageously corrected Pope Francis on this apocalyptic scandal?

20 comments:

Anonymous said...

"Do you think Pope Francis nervously asked Mahoney not to go and was this at the insistence of Cardinal O'Malley who has courageously corrected Pope Francis on this apocalyptic scandal?"

PLAINLY, the Illuminati and the Bilderberg Group are in control. They have been for a long time, and their machinations are finally coming to light.

Tom Makin said...

Sadly and ironically, this Holy Father has made himself irrelevant through the politicization of his pontificate. That's how I see it. His arrogance, a character flaw that is deeply embedded in him and for which he has be censured time and again in his Jesuit Community, has been on full display since day 1.

TJM said...

Father McDonald,

"Being a liberal means never having to say you're sorry!"

Anonymous said...

Ok the pope isn’t out of touch. For example he recently admitted that he knows some in the Church think he is a heretic. Instead of trying to help those souls by clearly upholding the Faith and calming their anxiety, which would be the just and charitable thing to do, what does he do? He admits that he ignores them so that his sanity can be preserved. His focus is clearly on himself not the souls of those in his care.

As far as Mahoney goes. Mahoney unlike Law is a LIBERAL. And a liberal is a liberal is a liberal.

The liberal media didn’t give a dam about the children that were molested by the priests, their intent was to inflict as much damage on the Catholic Church and Popes John Paul and Benedict as they could. Why? Because the Church previous to Francis always clearly upheld the Faith. Under Francis not so much.

Mahoney was given a pass because he is a liberal. People have accused him of basically acting like a Mafia don. And what was done to him. Nothing. John Paul at the very least could have removed him from the college of cardinals but even that wasn’t done. So once again faithful Catholics have to be offended and scandalized because the Church could not dare embarrass a Cardinal in fear of offending HIM! The whole thing is outrageous. They all should have been removed from the priesthood or the episcopacy. Once proven guilty they all should have be removed.

Would the church be so charitable to a seminarian who molested children?

What about a lay person in a position of authority? Would they have been allowed to keep their jobs and been shielded from prosecution? The answer is no. And all of the popes have done this. Why why why were they not removed?it could have been done with the stroke of a pen.

Fr. Allan J. McDonald said...

Precisely, Cardinal Mahoney was considered a progressive darling and was given a pass, although he was criticized in Los Angeles but certainly not to the extent that conservative Cardinal Law, which led to Law's removal from Boston. When all of this was happening, I couldn't figure out why Mahoney was still in place and Law wasn't because in many ways Mahoney's part in all of this was even more egregious than Law's.

ByzRC said...

Good comments - I have nothing to add that wouldn't be duplicative. It will be interesting to see if Mark chimes in with a defense of the indefensible at some point.

TJM said...

Mahony supported illegal aliens swarming into the US. That's they the evil corrupt MSM gave him a pass.

rcg said...

It isn’t a matter of simply being out of touch but having the Holy Father’s information filtered. He heard about critisizm from Traditionalist corners because it suited the purposes of the person(s) who relayed it. That is the maddening nature of his position in Chile as well as his use of Mahoney. Hopefully PF is now seeing what B-XVI saw that made him give up.

The Church basically founded Western Civilization through an organized approach to epistimology. The Vatican can benefit from developing an organized approach to data management that allows the Pope to give direction, evaluate the results and take additional action.

Anonymous said...

Well, if Mahony is not going to go, maybe they could send Archbishop Weakland.

TJM said...

Is Mahony making stir fry?

Anonymous said...

If Mahoney or Weakland aren’t available then Francis could always call his buddy Cardinal Danneels. I mean the list of bishops who enabled pedophile priests are amount Francis’ most trusted collaborators.

rcg said...

It is important to distinguish between the bishops who were naive or unequipped to deal with the sex abuse they discovered and the collaborators who were either trying to cover it up as the scandal grew out of fear for themselves, or were actual collaborators. It is amazing the extent people will go to rationalize perversion, usually leaning on some sort of pseudo-sophisitcation and desire to not appear prudish. My personal experience with such circumstances is that the people with authority to address it almost completely ignore the impact of the event and the importance of the people involved to the rest of the social group. On behalf of the predator, cultural norms are fabricated, ethnic traditions are invoked, modern values, and the need to not over react are thrown out in rapid order. But they are never really defined, or explained, so that a rational person is forced to pause and wait while the system works. It never really does and the helpless, the weak, and the people on the margins are left exposed to the cynical predators while we ponder whether or not an action goes too far.

Joseph Johnson said...

TJM,
Yes, that's the altar wok at Mahonyfest!

TJM said...

rcg,

I have read Mahony's depositions and testimony. If he hadn't been in LA he would have gone to jail.

Anonymous said...

"I have read Mahony's depositions and testimony. If he hadn't been in LA he would have gone to jail." ... said the prosecuting attorney, jury, and judge.... Not.

ByzRC said...

TJM -

THAT is comedy gold! Mahoney Chow Fun!

TJM said...

Kavanaugh, at 10:51, You don't know what you're talking about. They don't call him Roger Dodger for nothing. But I bet you think that Cardinal Law was guilty as hell.

Anonymous said...

"You don't know what you're talking about."

I know you're not the prosecuting attorney, the jury, or the judge, so your reading of the depositions is not germane.

May the swarms be with you!

Henry said...

Actually, TMJ, I suspect it was not only LA justice--as accommodating to him as to OJ--that kept Roger Dodger out of jail, but the fact that he could spend millions of dollars of archdiocesan funds donated by the LA faithful on dodgy legal defense maneuvers.

TJM said...

Kavanaugh at 1:02,

You should listen to the wisdom of a wise layman like Henry, who knows far more about the Catholic Faith and life than you!!!