Thursday, June 17, 2010

Cardinal sins...

Made public.
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In newly released testimony from a sex-abuse lawsuit, Cardinal Roger Mahony of Los Angeles said that the decisions he made in 1986 should not be judged by today’s standards.
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"The challenge is trying to look at 1986 through the lenses of 2010," Cardinal Mahony said. He was explaining his failure to inform police after a priest admitted that he had molested children.
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The transcript of the cardinal’s deposition, made public yesterday, offered no new surprises. But John Manly, the plaintiff’s lawyer who was questioning Cardinal Mahony, said that the full text “paints a picture of somebody who obfuscates, dodges, lies, and explains away everything.” - Source
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Churchspeak for cover-up.  It seems to be a pattern.

6 comments:

  1. I really enjoyed reading the posts on your blog. I would like to invite you to come over to my blog and check it out. God bless, Lloyd

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  2. Hi Lloyd - I will be linking!

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  3. I wonder what Pope Benedict XVI would say about those comments from His Emminence?

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  4. And, if ya' don't mindin' me sayin' so: He better be whippin' around dat "Holy water"...good Jesus! The demons that must be infestin' dat place...Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
    Rosaries! Penances! Fastings!
    Does our Lady have to appear there to let you know how much evil is there?
    Just askin'....(Just the musings of a monastic priest in the middle of "nowhere":<)!)

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  5. I said this on Vincenzo's blog; I'll say it again...
    The rejection of the English translation of the 'Missale Romanum', as per Bishop Trautman, and all those in this "side", is a real possibility for "schism" in the Western Latin Rite; I pray it is only my paranoia and fear...but His Exc. Trautman has some powerful allies in the American Episcopacy...he also has some powerful media pundits...we cannot be lead astray here...either we are Roman Catholics (faithful to the Pope) or the "American Catholic" group (headed by the 'National Catholic Reporter', to name just one)...I'm sorry, but this absolute "disobedience" and "recalcitrance" of an American Bishop, with others in his stead, is just absolutely un-Catholic and frightening to me, a monastic priest, and one who has pledged obedience to his legitimate superior, the diocesan Bishop and the Holy Father, the Bishop of Rome.

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  6. Curious how in the image it looks like the Holy Water is blowing back at His Eminence.

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