At least the present Cardinal did what had to be done.
Archbishop Gomez, our new Archbishop here in Los Angeles, is cleaning house. He is a very good man, very orthodox, quite fierce. He’s doing a great job, but there is a lot to clean up. We are SO glad to have Mahoney GONE. Even after he retired, he just could not stand to be out of the news. May he crawl off to a rock pile in shame.
And yes, I agree, he should be in jail. Terrible terrible man. We thank this good Pope for putting his eye on the problems here in the US and making huge changes. It will all take time, but the Lord is on His throne.
After resisting to the last possible moment disclosure of what every informed person already knew.
The most difficult thing to understand about this whole mess is why there was not one bishop - not one, not here, not in Ireland, not in Belgium, not in Austria - who reacted to this like any normal man would do.
If Gomez had taken this action on day one (OK, or after two weeks) it would have been praiseworthy.
Now, it's just more concessions after being forced by the law to disclose.
Mahoney should be laicized.