The fact that this cardinal was not defrocked defines the political problem with the Church. I couldn't care less where he goes, what he does or says unless he's leaving. He allowed the homosexual scandal rack the Church and if that's not cause for dismissal, I don't know what is.
As a conservative, traditional Catholic, I'd be for getting rid of any bishop who didn't eject homosexual clergy in the last four decades, without exception and refusing to ordain more of them. That was the papal order and the US hierarchy who ignored it should be penalized. It is THEY who are responsible for the Scandal in the Church.
SouthCarolinaKit, I understand your frustration. What I don't understand is Cardinal Mahony's position, his responsibilities, his powers nor the injustices perpetuated on the innocent.