Mahony stripped of most duties, actions inferred as being “evil” – UPDATED! February 1, 2013Posted by tantamergo in abdication of duty, Basics, Dallas Diocese, disaster, error, foolishness, General Catholic, horror, scandals, secularism, self-serving, sickness, Society, unadulterated evil.
Good on Archbishop Jose Gomez. He didn’t directly call Mahony evil, but it could be inferred he was grouping Mahony’s blatant, dishonest, soul-destroying of the victims) and self-serving cover-ups as “evil:” (I add emphasis and comments):
My brothers and sisters in Christ,This week we are releasing the files of priests who sexually abused children while they were serving in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.
These files document abuses that happened decades ago. But that does not make them less serious.I find these files to be brutal and painful reading. The behavior described in these files is terribly sad and evil.[Now, the files in question really focus on how Mahony and his vicar general covered up abuse. So this appelation of "evil" could be inferred as being directed at Mahony, and not just the radical homosexual pedophile rapist sicko abusers - many of whom committed acts so heinously vile they defy description. All I can say is, these men were possessed by something evil, the kind of evil that can only come from repeated sins against the 6th and 9th Commandments] There is no excuse, no explaining away what happened to these children. The priests involved had the duty to be their spiritual fathers and they failed.We need to acknowledge that terrible failure today. We need to pray for everyone who has ever been hurt by members of the Church. And we need to continue to support the long and painful process of healing their wounds and restoring the trust that was broken.I cannot undo the failings of the pastthat we find in these pages. Reading these files, reflecting on the wounds that were caused, has been the saddest experience I’ve had since becoming your Archbishop in 2011.My predecessor, retired Cardinal Roger Mahony, has expressed his sorrow for his failure to fully protect young people entrusted to his care. [more like, sorrow at finally getting exposed for the moral monster he is] Effective immediately, I have informed Cardinal Mahony that he will no longer have any administrative or public duties. [Sadly, Cardinal Mahony, still a "priest in good standing," and will still serve in public. He should have been forced to resign and removed from the priesthood years ago. This man is a monster of epic proportions, Everything he has done has always been aimed at protecting himself, and keeping sicko priests in service who perpetuated the revolution Mahony envisioned in the Church] Auxiliary Bishop Thomas Curry has also publicly apologized for his decisions while serving as Vicar for Clergy. I have accepted his request to be relieved of his responsibility as the Regional Bishop of Santa Barbara.To every victim of child sexual abuse by a member of our Church: I want to help you in your healing. I am profoundly sorry for these sins against you…….…..I entrust all of us and our children and families to the tender care and protection of our Blessed Mother Mary, Our Lady of Guadalupe and Our Lady of the Angels.
UPDATE: Noted episcopal (as in, bishops, not the sect) insider Rocco Palmo has a post of Mahony firing back. Remember, this was the man, Mahony, that expended great energy in his effort to crush EWTN or bring it under the USCCB’s control, which would, of course, have utterly ruined the network. So, she had to turn it over to a lay board. That has slowed the decline of EWTN, but not reversed it. Since Mother Angelica left day to day management, it has gone downhill, to my mind.
Palmo notes one unnamed insider predicting “this will get ugly.” This Mahony, he’s quite a piece of……..work. Yeah, that’s what I meant to say.
Actually, I think he’s very concerned about going to jail. As some of the links above have pointed out, he has fought viciously to protect primarily himself ever since this entire nightmare came to light. He has always engaged an army of lawyers. And he has retreted from one position to the next only after they became totally untenable. I’m sure he’s doing this to insulate himself as much as possible.
He’s the quintessential disciple of Bernadin. The savage bureaucrat with the smiling public face. I note in passing that Bernadin is widely believed to have had disordered sexual attractions. Apparently, one of the priest abusers lived in the same small rectory with Mahony for some time.