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Film on Pedophile Priest Revives Focus on Cardinal
NYT ^ | Oct 7, 2006 | JENNIFER STEINHAUER

Posted on 10/06/2006 11:15:06 PM PDT by Notwithstanding

A documentary film featuring an extraordinarily candid interview with a former priest convicted of molesting children has heightened interest among law enforcement officials here in considering a criminal case against Cardinal Roger M. Mahony, says a prosecutor who has been investigating sexual abuse cases involving priests.

(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: fatherogrady; mahoney; mahony; oliverogrady; rogermahony
Mahoney is a fauxny Catholic.

The day he is no longer cardinal archbishop of LA is a day to celebrate.

1 posted on 10/06/2006 11:15:07 PM PDT by Notwithstanding
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To: NYer; Salvation

please ping


2 posted on 10/06/2006 11:16:17 PM PDT by Notwithstanding (OEF vet says: I love my German shepherd - Benedict XVI reigns!)
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To: Notwithstanding

Mahoney is the best friend the NYT could have. Why do they want to bring him down would be my first question????


3 posted on 10/06/2006 11:16:29 PM PDT by antceecee (Western countries really aren't up to winning this war on terror... it might offend the terrorists.)
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To: Notwithstanding

I am so tired of liberal Catholics. Period.


4 posted on 10/06/2006 11:17:58 PM PDT by sageb1 (This is the Final Crusade. There are only 2 sides. Pick one.)
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To: sageb1

And I'm a Catholic, btw.


5 posted on 10/06/2006 11:18:28 PM PDT by sageb1 (This is the Final Crusade. There are only 2 sides. Pick one.)
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To: Notwithstanding

Isn't he a big supporter of illegals?


6 posted on 10/06/2006 11:19:43 PM PDT by msnimje (Seriously, if it REALLY were a religion of PEACE, would they have to label it as such?)
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To: antceecee

>Why do they want to bring him down would be my first question????

If he did something illegal, he should be brought down.


7 posted on 10/06/2006 11:27:55 PM PDT by CAWats (Post to Free Republic without knowing HTML. Click my name.)
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To: CAWats

You misunderstand my question... he is as liberal as can be... a real dream for the NYT!


8 posted on 10/06/2006 11:29:34 PM PDT by antceecee (Western countries really aren't up to winning this war on terror... it might offend the terrorists.)
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To: antceecee

Maybe cause he represents the church. The Slimes hates church people.


9 posted on 10/06/2006 11:32:26 PM PDT by CAWats (Post to Free Republic without knowing HTML. Click my name.)
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To: Notwithstanding
In a 2004 deposition related to civil trials in Los Angeles, Cardinal Mahony stated that expressing sexual urges toward a 9-year-old would not be automatic cause for removing a priest from duty.

Imam Mahony speaks.

10 posted on 10/06/2006 11:32:29 PM PDT by razorback-bert (I met Bill Clinton once but he didnít really talk ó he was hitting on my wife)
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To: CAWats

Got that right.


11 posted on 10/06/2006 11:35:25 PM PDT by antceecee (Western countries really aren't up to winning this war on terror... it might offend the terrorists.)
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To: antceecee

"Mahoney is the best friend the NYT could have. Why do they want to bring him down .... "

Why? The NYT's wants to keep the hype going for now - no matter what.


12 posted on 10/06/2006 11:37:08 PM PDT by gramcam
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To: razorback-bert

"that expressing sexual urges toward a 9-year-old would not be automatic cause for removing a priest from duty."

However, a priest preaching that practicing homosexuality was a sin, as is abortion, gets silenced. Happend in 2004 in Eagle Rock, part of the good Cardinal's diocese.

Mahony is responsible for a lot of damage to the Church in California.


13 posted on 10/06/2006 11:37:29 PM PDT by mockingbyrd (Good heavens! What women these Christians have-----Libanus)
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To: Notwithstanding

A-men to that.

He's a sorry Cardinal. IMO


14 posted on 10/06/2006 11:38:05 PM PDT by Finalapproach29er (Carter, Reagan, Bush, Clinton, Bush II --> Appeasing Islam for 27 years)
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To: Notwithstanding

Mahoney needs to go.


15 posted on 10/06/2006 11:39:25 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (Never Forget)
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To: gramcam

I guess the hatred they have for religious institutions i.e. the Catholic Church is greater than the love they have for the libs within those institutions! What a conundrum!


16 posted on 10/06/2006 11:39:54 PM PDT by antceecee (Western countries really aren't up to winning this war on terror... it might offend the terrorists.)
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To: razorback-bert

makes you wonder if mahoney is one of them!!!!!


17 posted on 10/07/2006 12:00:25 AM PDT by fishbabe
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To: Notwithstanding

Mahoney is an enemy of America who belongs in prison. His position as a Cardinal should not shield him from charges of sedition.


18 posted on 10/07/2006 12:17:05 AM PDT by montag813
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To: msnimje
Isn't he a big supporter of illegals?


yep..bigtime!
19 posted on 10/07/2006 1:44:58 AM PDT by catbertz
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To: Notwithstanding
A related article:

L.A. Priest May Be In Mexico
Authorities are searching for the man who is accused of molesting children while serving parishes.

The Daily Breeze
Published September 27, 2006

MEXICO CITY -- Police in the Mexican state of Puebla began searching Tuesday for a Roman Catholic priest accused of molesting children in Los Angeles, officials said.

Rev. Nicolas Aguilar, charged in California with 19 felony counts of committing lewd acts on a child, was reportedly in a small village in Puebla earlier this month.

Puebla Interior Secretary Javier Lopez said detectives and local police were working with church officials to find Aguilar.

"We have sent our agents and the local police to help us find him because we cannot just fold our arms," Lopez said.

The case gained widespread attention last week when U.S. lawyers filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court alleging that Cardinal Norberto Rivera of Mexico City conspired with Los Angeles Cardinal Roger Mahony to protect Aguilar.

Both cardinals denied the charges, and Rivera urged Aguilar to turn himself in.

The charges against Aguilar were filed in Los Angeles in 1988 after he worked as a priest there for nine months. Aguilar then fled to Mexico, working as a priest in various parishes.

Jeff Anderson, an attorney working on the lawsuit, said that a Los Angeles court gave Mexico extradition orders for Aguilar in 1988 and 1993, which were not fulfilled. The 1993 order is still valid, and a Mexican court could use it to issue an arrest warrant, Anderson said.

The lawsuit alleges Rivera helped cover up the abuse of 50 boys when Aguilar was parish priest in Puebla, before being transferred to the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. Rivera was bishop of Tehuacan in Puebla at the time.

In the suit, 25-year-old Joaquin Aguilar Mendez alleges he was raped by Aguilar in Mexico City in 1994. Documents filed with the court say Aguilar Mendez, then 12, had gone to the priest's room at the rectory to use a restroom, when he was grabbed by the priest and sodomized. It said the priest told the boy to keep quiet or his siblings would suffer the same abuse.

Rivera has said the lawsuit is an attempt to extort the church. Similar suits have cost U.S. Catholic dioceses an estimated $1.5 billion, alarming church leaders worldwide.

Rivera was considered a candidate to replace Pope John Paul II after his death last year.

20 posted on 10/07/2006 4:22:56 AM PDT by DumpsterDiver
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To: antceecee; Notwithstanding; CAWats
Mahoney is the best friend the NYT could have. Why do they want to bring him down would be my first question????

You misunderstand my question... he is as liberal as can be... a real dream for the NYT!

As a Catholic Bishop (Cardinal/Arch Bishop) Mahoney represents two things that Liberals can not stomach, moral certainties and paternalistic organization.

Whether or not Mahoney actually believes in these things or enforces morality does not matter, it is the symbolism and the organization that mater to the Liberals.

It is the Church and what it represents that the LA Slimes is attacking not the man.

21 posted on 10/07/2006 5:24:48 AM PDT by Pontiac (All are worthy of freedom, none are incapable.)
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To: DumpsterDiver
The case gained widespread attention last week when U.S. lawyers filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court alleging that Cardinal Norberto Rivera of Mexico City conspired with Los Angeles Cardinal Roger Mahony to protect Aguilar.

Both cardinals denied the charges, and Rivera urged Aguilar to turn himself in.

Aguilar then fled to Mexico, working as a priest in various parishes.

Anyone who understands the workings of the Catholic Church Hierarchy knows that these few sentences add up to a lie.

No Priest works in a parish with out the expressed consent of the Bishop responsible for the parish.

A priest is assigned to a parish he does not apply for the job and he does not arrive unannounced.

A priest could not possibly work in a parish without the knowledge and consent of the Bishop.

Rivera at the very least is lying.

22 posted on 10/07/2006 6:01:08 AM PDT by Pontiac (All are worthy of freedom, none are incapable.)
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To: Notwithstanding

Is this this Cardinal who has been leading the charge for amnesty for illegal aliens?


23 posted on 10/07/2006 6:49:26 AM PDT by petkus
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To: Notwithstanding

BTTT One we wish would fall.


24 posted on 10/07/2006 8:11:39 AM PDT by badpacifist (As long as you are above ground you can still get it right)
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To: petkus
Is this this Cardinal who has been leading the charge for amnesty for illegal aliens?

If you're referring to Roger Mahony, then yes, that's him.

25 posted on 10/07/2006 12:12:42 PM PDT by DumpsterDiver
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To: Notwithstanding

It will be a great day for the Church when Cardinal Mahoney leaves office. He should have been given the boot long ago.


26 posted on 10/07/2006 5:25:54 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: 2ndMostConservativeBrdMember; afraidfortherepublic; Alas; al_c; american colleen; annalex; ...


27 posted on 10/08/2006 11:14:58 AM PDT by Coleus ("God hates moderates, Revelation 3:15-16")
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To: Notwithstanding

Go for it, guys.

Anything we can do to move the investigation along, just let us know. We'd be happy to help. ;-)


28 posted on 10/08/2006 12:14:13 PM PDT by BlessedBeGod (Benedict XVI = Terminator IV)
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