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  • The Big Question about the Pope’s Thursday Homily

    01/17/2014 6:16:35 PM PST · by BlatherNaut · 6 replies
    CatholicCulture.org ^ | 1/17/14 | Dr. Jeff Mirus
    On Thursday, Pope Francis preached against scandal and harm caused by corrupt clergy when he concelebrated Mass with two cardinals. One of the cardinals was Roger Mahony, the former archbishop of Los Angeles. A fair evaluation of Mahony’s ecclesiastical career would suggest, among other things, that he showed greater interest in fashionable causes than in the counter-cultural moral demands of the Catholic faith, that he conveyed a noticeably “thin” understanding of the Mass, that he had no qualms about showing ecclesiastical approval of pro-abortion politicians, and that at the very least he handled cases of sexual abuse extraordinarily badly, deliberately...
  • For Roger Mahony, clergy abuse cases were a threat to agenda

    12/01/2013 3:33:53 PM PST · by jeannineinsd · 19 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 12/1/2013 | Harriet Ryan, Ashley Powers, Victoria Kim
    From the start of his tenure as the leader of L.A.'s Catholics, Roger Mahony had ambitious plans for the archdiocese. But clergy molestation claims were vying for his attention. A year after arriving in Los Angeles, the youngest archbishop in the U.S. Catholic Church had a schedule and an agenda befitting a presidential candidate. Roger Mahony raced around the city in a chauffeured sedan, exhorting labor leaders to support immigrant rights and rallying hundreds against a proposed prison in Boyle Heights. Where his predecessors had talked up praying the rosary, Mahony touted his positions on nuclear disarmament and Middle East...
  • For Roger Mahony, clergy abuse cases were a threat to agenda

    11/30/2013 6:10:45 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 4 replies
    graphics.latimes.com ^ | December 01, 2013 | BY HARRIET RYAN, ASHLEY POWERS AND VICTORIA KIM
    A year after arriving in Los Angeles, the youngest archbishop in the U.S. Catholic Church had a schedule and an agenda befitting a presidential candidate. advertisement Roger Mahony raced around the city in a chauffeured sedan, exhorting labor leaders to support immigrant rights and rallying hundreds against a proposed prison in Boyle Heights. Where his predecessors had talked up praying the rosary, Mahony touted his positions on nuclear disarmament and Middle East peace, porn on cable TV and AIDS prevention. No issue seemed outside his purview: When an earthquake struck El Salvador, he cut a $100,000 check. When a 7-year-old...
  • LA Archbishop Gomez keeps Mahony's promise to push for immigration reform

    03/27/2013 8:13:53 PM PDT · by haffast · 11 replies
    Take Two ^ | March 27th, 2013, 7:35am | Charles Castaldi
    President Obama said he expects Congress to introduce an immigration reform bill next month. The Los Angeles Archdiocese has played a key role in advocating for change. Before he was stripped of his duties for mishandling sex abuse cases, Cardinal Roger Mahony was a leading voice on immigration reform. snip Salas says that Mahony’s successor, Archbishop Jose Gomez, might not be speaking at rallies as much and certainly maintains a lower public profile, but he is very active in pushing for immigration reform. “I was in a meeting with President Obama a couple of weeks ago at the White House...
  • LA archdiocese, Cardinal Mahony settle sex abuse cases

    03/13/2013 8:23:33 AM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 9 replies
    DNA ^ | Mar 13, 2013 | Reuters
    The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles, Cardinal Roger Mahony and a former priest have agreed to pay a total of nearly $10 million to settle four child sex abuse cases brought against them, lawyers for the victims said on Tuesday. Mahony, who retired in 2011 as head of the largest U.S. archdiocese and is now in Rome taking part in choosing a new pope, was accused of helping a confessed pedophile priest evade law enforcement by sending him out of state to a church-run treatment center, then placing the priest back in the Los Angeles ministry. As part of...
  • Why is Cardinal Mahony Voting in the Conclave?

    03/11/2013 7:00:00 AM PDT · by Weiss White · 28 replies
    Canon Law Made Easy ^ | March 11, 2013 | Cathy Caridi, J.C.L.
    Q: Could you please comment on the assertions by Cardinal Mahony [of Los Angeles, California] that he is required to participate in the upcoming conclave? Many Catholics are grouping to protest his participation. –Douglas A: Douglas is referring to the highly publicized case of the Archbishop Emeritus of Los Angeles, Roger Cardinal Mahony, who is currently in Rome to participate in the conclave, now scheduled to begin on March 12. Unlike the other cardinal-electors, Cardinal Mahony’s presence here has unleashed a storm of criticism from Catholics around the world, who have been insisting that he should recuse himself from voting...
  • The Brazen Clericalism of Cardinal Mahony

    02/21/2013 4:48:22 PM PST · by NYer · 18 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | February 21, 2013 | George Neumayr
    As archbishop of Los Angeles, Roger Mahony was famous for his petulance, dispatching angry letters to priests and others whom he considered insufficiently deferential. But now that he finds himself in a subordinate position as a retired and rebuked bishop he displays none of the deference he once demanded.No sooner had his successor stripped him of his diocese-wide “administrative” and “public” duties than the cardinal took to his “blog” to pout over the demotion through a snubbing letter. Hinting at a powerful faction of Los Angeles movers and shakers behind him while adopting a tone of passive-aggressive innocence, Cardinal Mahony...
  • LA Archbishop Relieves Retired Cardinal of Duties [Mahony, sex abuse fallout]

    02/01/2013 7:10:16 AM PST · by marshmallow · 86 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 2/1/13 | Gillian Flaccus
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Cardinal Roger Mahony, who retired with a tainted career after dodging criminal charges over how he handled pedophile priests, was stripped of duties by his successor as a judge ordered confidential church personnel files released. The unprecedented move by Archbishop Jose Gomez came less than two weeks after other long-secret priest personnel records showed how Mahony worked with top aides to protect the Roman Catholic church from the engulfing scandal. One of those aides, Monsignor Thomas Curry stepped down Thursday as auxiliary bishop in the Los Angeles archdiocese's Santa Barbara region. Gomez said Mahony, 76, would...
  • "Nothing Equipped Me To Deal With This" – After Gomez Rebuke, Mahony Hits Back (Cath Caucus)

    02/02/2013 10:27:16 AM PST · by NYer · 11 replies
    Whispers in the Loggia ^ | February 1, 2013 | Rocco Palmo
    Hours after Cardinal Roger Mahony's successor announced that the retired LA prelate would "no longer have any administrative or public duties" in the nation's largest diocese after the release of damning sex-abuse files from early in Mahony's quarter-century tenure, it should come as little surprise that the "born fighter" wouldn't take Archbishop José Gomez's blockbuster move quietly. At 11.30am Pacific, the cardinal posted a letter he wrote to Gomez in response on his blog.  Dated today, below is the full text, with Mahony's preceding explanatory note. *    *    * Friends in Christ,This morning I sent this letter to Archbishop Jose...
  • Waiting for the hat to drop: Card. Mahony relieved of duties in Los Angeles [Catholic Caucus]

    02/01/2013 1:51:36 PM PST · by NYer · 16 replies
    WDTPRS ^ | February 1, 2013 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
    The Archbishop of Los Angeles, Most Rev. José H. Gomez, has said “Effective immediately, I have informed Cardinal Mahony that he will no longer have any administrative or public duties.” See the pdf of the letter HERE.What this means is that His Eminence cannot be any sort of representative for the sitting Archbishop or for the Archdiocese. Canon law itself gives Cardinal some faculties. According to can. 357§2, “in those matters which pertain to their own person, cardinals living outside of Rome and outside their own diocese are exempt from the power of governance of the bishop of the...
  • Did Cardinal Mahony Hide His Bishop's Kids? (Catholic Caucus)

    01/12/2012 3:48:39 PM PST · by NYer · 8 replies
    Real Clear Religion ^ | January 12, 2012 | George Neumayr
    Through his well-chronicled derelictions of duty, Roger Mahony, the cardinal emeritus of Los Angeles, placed a number of ticking time bombs near his successor's feet. Last week, one of them went off. Archbishop Jose Gomez, who replaced Mahony last year, announced that Los Angeles auxiliary bishop Gabino Zavala had submitted his resignation to the Vatican after fessing up about two children he fathered years before.The media fatuously describes this scandal as Archbishop Gomez's first "controversy." But it belongs entirely to his predecessor. Cardinal Mahony appointed Zavala to his position in 1994. Did Cardinal Mahony know about Zavala's children? (The Los...
  • Vatican consultant responds to Cardinal Mahoney ‘Christ gave Judas communion’ argument

    03/16/2011 12:33:25 PM PDT · by NYer · 20 replies
    Life Site News ^ | March 15, 2011 | KATHLEEN GILBERT
    DETROIT, Michgan, March 15, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Canon lawyer and Vatican legal consultant Edward Peters has countered one cardinal’s argument that publicly pro-abortion politicians should be granted communion because Jesus Christ gave Holy Communion to Judas Iscariot. Cardinal Roger Mahoney, archbishop emeritus of Los Angeles, made the comparison in an interview with Los Angeles Times reporter Tim Rutten published March 9. Mahoney said that politicians shouldn’t be punished if they “aren’t able to act” on their Catholic principles and claimed, in Rutten’s words, that “canon law ... puts the responsibility for worthy receipt of the sacrament on the person approaching...
  • Cardinal Mahony retires, passes leadership in LA to Archbishop Gomez

    02/28/2011 1:28:23 PM PST · by NYer · 57 replies
    cna ^ | February 28, 2011 | Benjamin Mann
    Archbishop Jose H. Gomez Los Angeles, Calif., Feb 28, 2011 / 02:21 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- With the retirement of Cardinal Roger M. Mahony, Archbishop Jose H. Gomez has taken over leadership of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, the largest in the United States.“L.A. is home for me now,” the Mexican-born archbishop told the cardinal and the assembled worshipers at a Mass marking the transition of leadership on Feb. 27. “I pray that I will be worthy of continuing the work that you have begun here.” Before a crowd of 3,500 faithful at Los Angeles' Cathedral of Our Lady of...
  • L.A. archbishop talks immigration at UNC

    02/03/2011 3:03:53 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 17 replies
    News & Observer ^ | Feb 03, 2011 | YONAT SHIMRON
    As a 10 year-old boy working alongside Mexican workers in a Hollywood, Calif., poultry processing plant owned by his father, Cardinal Roger Mahony said he felt terrorized when the border patrol raided the business one day and intimidated workers with their guns. It was one of many experiences that made Mahony, the Roman Catholic archbishop of Los Angeles, the church's most outspoken advocate on behalf of immigration reform. Wednesday night he spoke about the issue to students, professors and fellow Catholics during a lecture at UNC Chapel Hill's FedEx Global Education Center. Stories such as the one he told might...
  • US cardinal urges Catholics to take ‘St. Francis Pledge’ on climate change

    10/01/2010 6:50:23 AM PDT · by Antioch · 65 replies · 1+ views
    Catholic Culture ^ | September 30, 2010
    In a letter to parishes dated October 4-- the memorial of St. Francis of Assisi-- Cardinal Roger Mahony of Los Angeles will announce the formation of the Archdiocesan Creation Sustainability Ministry, according to the electronic newsletter of the Catholic Climate Covenant. “We exhort our faith communities and all our brothers and sisters to take the St. Francis Pledge, an initiative that urges Catholics nationwide to pray for, learn about, assess, act and advocate for populations affected by climate change, especially those that are most vulnerable,” Cardinal Mahony adds. “The St. Francis Pledge is a promise and a commitment by Catholic...
  • Deposition paints an unflattering portrait of Mahony

    06/21/2010 8:48:51 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 8 replies
    I've said many times that Cardinal Roger Mahony should stop resisting the release of church documents in the sex abuse scandal. But after a Mahony deposition in a molestation case was made public by the courts last week at the request of The Times, I can see why the cardinal has fought to keep things under wraps. The deposition involved former priest Michael Baker, who is now serving a 10-year sentence for molestation. After he confessed to Mahony in 1986 that he had molested two boys, Mahony sent him to one of the drive-through "treatment" centers used by the church...
  • Deposition paints an unflattering portrait of Mahony [Exchanges show failure to take responsibility]

    06/19/2010 12:46:41 PM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 6 replies · 142+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | June 20, 2010 | Steve Lopez
    Consider this exchange between the cardinal and attorney John Manly, who was representing one of Baker's...victims: Manly: I mean, you would agree with me that the first thing any priest should do … when you learn that a priest has molested a child is call the police, right? Mahony: Not necessarily. It's not a difficult question. A child is abused; that's a crime, so you call the police and rush to the aid of the minor, right? Not Mahony. And despite admitting mistakes, he continues to blame his failure on the times, the circumstances, the procedures that were in place....
  • Thousands attend ceremony for next L.A. cardinal

    05/27/2010 8:34:00 AM PDT · by NYer · 34 replies · 445+ views
    VC Star ^ | May 26, 2010 | Tom Kisken
    Cardinal Roger Mahony greets Archbishop José H. Gomez during the welcoming Mass at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels on Wednesday. They came from everywhere: cardinals in red skullcaps from the Vatican and Philadelphia, priests and parishioners from Newbury Park, Camarillo and Ventura who battled motion sickness on commuter trains or prayed for parking. Juan Cano, a 27-year-old Camarillo seminarian, stood outside the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in Los Angeles on Wednesday, his tie rippling in the breeze, for the same reason as the 4,000 others: History. He came to watch Coadjutor Archbishop José H....
  • Why Transitions Matter (Mahony to Gomez in Los Angeles)

    05/25/2010 3:47:56 PM PDT · by NYer · 7 replies · 236+ views
    WITL ^ | May 25, 2010 | Rocco Palmo
    On Saturday evening, already feeling "the enormity" of what lay ahead, the figure who'll become Los Angeles' fifth archbishop arrived quietly at LAX, accompanied by his two sisters. Whether José Gomez's Ford Taurus has likewise made the trip remains unclear at press time. Still, as one local op noted, the reserved prelate's inauspicious touchdown was a far cry from the old days -- in February 1948, Archbishop-elect James McIntyre's train was met outside the city by the 36 year-old auxiliary, Bishop Timothy Manning, who escorted the New Yorker into Downtown, where a frenzied crowd of thousands waited at the...
  • Cardinal: Catholics are key to achieving immigration reform [ or stopping it ]

    05/06/2010 7:06:36 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 28 replies · 517+ views
    the-tidings ^ | 5-7-10 | Mike Nelson
    Arizona's new immigration enforcement law, roundly criticized by many Catholic leaders as repressive, offers the country an opportunity to rally behind - and the Catholic Church to lead the quest for - comprehensive and humane immigration reform legislation, Cardinal Roger Mahony said May 3 at Fordham University in New York. "The Catholic community is central to victory and justice on this issue," said the cardinal. "We are an immigrant Church ourselves, since the founding days of the Republic. The immigrant experience is our own, having come to these shores from all parts of the world. We should be front and...