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To: TSgt
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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To: Missouri gal

As a child of VC II, the present NO is all I know.


10 posted on 02/01/2013 6:52:31 AM PST by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Missouri gal

If the church wants to restore its credibility it will really clean house. As in terminating the financial and organizational relationship with those like Mahoney.

Instead, Mahoney, like other pedophile priests and pedophile protectors, will live out their days under the wing and protection of the church.

That’s NOT cleaning house and it astounds me that you and others don’t understand the difference.


13 posted on 02/01/2013 6:54:27 AM PST by TSgt (The right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.)
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To: Missouri gal; All

Question: Both are Cardinals,(though one is retired) How can one then discipline the other? Was the Pope involved in signing off on this? Or does the ban apply only inside the LA diocese? Could Mahoney go elsewhere?


18 posted on 02/01/2013 6:59:20 AM PST by ken5050 ("One useless man is a shame, two are a law firm, three or more are a Congress".. John Adams)
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