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To tell a cardinal he can't do confirmations, can't do things in public, that's extraordinary,

My heart bleeds for him. He should be in prison along with Cardinal Law and Ratzinger.
1 posted on 02/01/2013 6:35:29 AM PST by TSgt
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Mahoney was so “tolerant,” doncha know. The Leftist media loved him.

2 posted on 02/01/2013 6:37:29 AM PST by txrefugee
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At least the present Cardinal did what had to be done.

3 posted on 02/01/2013 6:39:09 AM PST by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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Mahoney had a HUGE influence on Catholic worship in the US. While his punishment does seem like closing the barn door after the cows are out, the psychological effect on those who once looked to him for their (mis)guidance would hopefully move the Church in a better direction. We continue to pray for all the victims of the abuse, including those whose faith was injured by the corruption of worship.
6 posted on 02/01/2013 6:50:10 AM PST by Missouri gal
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The Priest who was over the Sandy Hook area admitted that he saw nothing wrong in allowing child molesting Priests near children and not warning the parents.

His personal confidant and secretary was just busted for being a Drug Dealing Transvestite Porn Video Store Owner.

The Bridgeport Diocese was disgusting.

7 posted on 02/01/2013 6:50:33 AM PST by RummyChick
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Ratzinger committed no crime so why would he be in prison?

11 posted on 02/01/2013 6:52:53 AM PST by vladimir998
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The present Pope did no wrong.

14 posted on 02/01/2013 6:55:13 AM PST by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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In forming a new religion resulting from the assemblage referred to as Vatican II, all good that was done over the ages in Christ’s Church fell by the wayside.

The new religion dictated that all dogma, rubrics, tenets and liturgy be thrown into the trash heap of history. Additionally tossed, along with the sacred statues, pictures, vestments and any trappings that had to do with the religion Christ left behind in the keeping of Saint Peter, was the sacred nature of the priesthood.

As a result many misfits and new disturbed youth entered the priesthood and began their mission in life: destroy the religion that was a bellweather and beacon to other Christian faith. Even the Baptists watched and listened to what was said by the Roman Catholic Church.

This Vatican II, and what had occurred prior to that assembly, was Stalin’s dream come true.

His two major enemies, after all, was the Roman Catholic Church and the United States of America. He realized, all too well, that an influx of homosexually inclined priests would worm their way through the seminaries (only a few left today) and into the hierarchy of the Church. That would indeed bring the Church crumbling down. And it practically has.

Anyone who doesn’t believe that was what was wrought by modernism and subsequently Vatican II is absolutely NOT pleasing to God is completely deluded.

Look about you and see that many new ‘churches’ were built in the past 40 years, but they resemble anything but a place of worship. Go inside today and try to be inspired. Twenty minutes before the new mass is to be celebrated by the ‘president of the assembly’ (he’s not called a priest today during the ‘ceremony’) you find thinking and praying difficult due to the loud visiting going on. It would appear that those congregating realize that nothing important is going to happen here.

I recall some years ago, before I found a tradition chapel in which to worship God, shortly before Christmas Day I attended a new worship service. A young, permanent deacon delivered the homily which was his idea of a joke.

He said,”Many of us believe that the Angel appeared to Mary to tell her of God’s wish that she be the mother of His Son. He stated that the name given would be Jesus. That version is incorrect. Jesus Christ wasn’t named until one of the visiting wisemen upon entering the stable stubbed his toe and uttered an oath. Joseph said, ‘Mary. That sounds like a winner and that shall be his name.”

I walked out. On the way, I noticed a ‘brother’ standing in the back with a big grin on his face and earrings in his ears.

I have not attended a single new mass since.

Now. Since Vatican II there have been occupants of the Chair of Peter and not one has repudiated the Vatican II that has given the Church this degrading descent. Therefore, I believe that those men will owe their maker an explanation as to why they allowed this radical transformation to continue.

19 posted on 02/01/2013 7:01:04 AM PST by IbJensen (Liberals are like Slinkies, good for nothing, but you smile as you push them down the stairs.)
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I hate to see tha Church’s dirty laundry aired in public, but it is necessary because they did nothing to clan it up in private.

I will probably go to hello for blasphemy but I look at where the Cardinals and Bishops come from. Do they not come from the ranks of the Priesthood? If there are pedophiles in the Priesthood, does it not stand to reason that there are pedophiles in the higher ranks?

Why else would they hide these Priests?

When the Church starts cleaning up their mess they have to clean it right to the top.

I believe in the Catholic Church as the religion Christ began, it is it’s human hierarchy that moved away from the teachings of Christ and allowed this abomination that I am suspiscious of. This mess did not start yesterday, it has been in the Church for a long time, and it has not been solved either.

25 posted on 02/01/2013 7:57:09 AM PST by Venturer
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A point of clarification: Gomez is an archbishop, not a cardinal.

Yes, a cardinal is higher than an archbishop, so it is a bit odd that a lower ranking person would relieve the cardinal of his duties, but bishops have a lot of authority over what happens in their own territory, so it does not surprise me that Gomez can do this.

BTW, when Mahoney retired, a nice little house was provided for him, at a parish up in the valley, and he was living in comfort, and able to make appearances, etc., and do whatever he wanted to do.

I hope this is just the beginning of Gomez’ cleansing of our diocese.

26 posted on 02/01/2013 8:09:45 AM PST by married21
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It’s about time the Church cracked down on the leaders who knowingly covered up sex abuse for decades. I agree they should also be serving jail time, but the Pope could send them to remote outposts where they have no authority and live harsh lives in penance.

27 posted on 02/01/2013 8:11:18 AM PST by The Great RJ
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Catholics: Can’t hurt the Church even if it hurts a child.

32 posted on 02/01/2013 9:18:50 AM PST by CodeToad (Liberals are bloodsucking ticks. We need to light the matchstick to burn them off.)
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I hope you will join other Catholics and me in praying for the good men in our church as they undertake these reforms.

37 posted on 02/01/2013 9:36:04 AM PST by Trailerpark Badass (So?)
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Have your forgotten this part of Frist Corinthians? Please check out the red line in it --

This is the 2nd reading for Sunday.  Hmmm.

Reading 2 1 Cor 12:31—13:13 or 13:4-13

Brothers and sisters:
Strive eagerly for the greatest spiritual gifts.
But I shall show you a still more excellent way.

If I speak in human and angelic tongues,
but do not have love,
I am a resounding gong or a clashing cymbal.
And if I have the gift of prophecy,
and comprehend all mysteries and all knowledge;
if I have all faith so as to move mountains,
but do not have love, I am nothing.
If I give away everything I own,
and if I hand my body over so that I may boast,
but do not have love, I gain nothing.

Love is patient, love is kind.
It is not jealous, it is not pompous,
It is not inflated, it is not rude,
it does not seek its own interests,
it is not quick-tempered, it does not brood over injury,
it does not rejoice over wrongdoing
but rejoices with the truth.
It bears all things, believes all things,
hopes all things, endures all things.

Love never fails.
If there are prophecies, they will be brought to nothing;
if tongues, they will cease;
if knowledge, it will be brought to nothing.
For we know partially and we prophesy partially,
but when the perfect comes, the partial will pass away.
When I was a child, I used to talk as a child,
think as a child, reason as a child;
when I became a man, I put aside childish things.
At present we see indistinctly, as in a mirror,
but then face to face.
At present I know partially;
then I shall know fully, as I am fully known.
So faith, hope, love remain, these three;
but the greatest of these is love.

73 posted on 02/01/2013 6:56:32 PM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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