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To: Argus
In 1999, Media Mogul Rupert Murdoch made a $10 million contribution toward the construction of the new Los Angeles cathedral. But the fact that his TV stations and movie productions are some of the sleaziest, did not stop Los Angeles Cardinal Roger Mahony from anointing him and his wife as members of the Pontifical Order of St. Gregory the Great in January, 1998. This knighthood, bestowed on behalf of the pope, is given to persons of "unblemished character" who have "promoted the interests of society, the [Catholic] Church and the Holy See [Vatican]."

It is also curious that since Murdoch was knighted for his "unblemished character", he abandoned his wife of 31 years and married one of his "dynamic, tall and gorgeous" female employees who is half his age. When Cardinal Mahony's office was asked if the knighthood honor would be revoked, a spokesman replied, "As far as I know, once you've got it, you've got it for good."

In 2002, Rupert Murdoch purchased a burial space in the cathedral's crypt.

12 posted on 09/06/2007 12:05:26 PM PDT by NYer ("Where the bishop is present, there is the Catholic Church" - Ignatius of Antioch)
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To: NYer
In 1999, Media Mogul Rupert Murdoch made a $10 million contribution toward the construction of the new Los Angeles cathedral. But the fact that his TV stations and movie productions are some of the sleaziest, did not stop Los Angeles Cardinal Roger Mahony from anointing him and his wife as members of the Pontifical Order of St. Gregory the Great in January, 1998.

Cardinal Mahoney combines the very worst of medieval hierarchical temporal excess with the very worst modern Lavender Mafia tactics. He can't be discarded soon enough.
14 posted on 09/06/2007 12:16:23 PM PDT by Antoninus (Republicans who support Rudy owe Bill Clinton an apology.)
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