Skip to comments.Files show how LA church leaders controlled damage
Posted on 01/21/2013 5:16:47 PM PST by moonshinner_09
LOS ANGELES Retired Cardinal Roger Mahony and other top Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles officials maneuvered behind the scenes to shield molester priests, provide damage control for the church and keep parishioners in the dark, according to church personnel files.
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Cardinal Mahony was certainly one of the problems. He should never have been made a Cardinal in the first place, and he should have been given the boot years sooner.
You won’t find many faithful Catholics standing up for him.
Pope Benedict has been gradually reforming the hierarchy, but it takes a long time. The revisionists, the modernists, and the homosexuals who crept into the Church did an awful lot of damage. Ironic that much of the most intense criticism comes from Catholic bashing, liberal, gay rights supporters much like the villains they criticize.
We were just having a discussion on another thread about this subject. The fact that the RCC allowed these priests to continue is appalling and rather telling.
< Actually, he fled in full view, without either state or federal officials objecting to him "visiting" a non-extraditable locale, even as evidence of similar malfeasance was mounting.
He now has a pretty nice sinecure in Vatican City...
It’s funny that the fund raiser message that showed up on this thread is “Silence is Consent.” Because it’s relevant to the story.
oh good grief, not again...the RCC allowed nothing, certain people within the church did...if a member of the cia allows something untoward to happen within his departmant, do we condemn the U. S. government....the church and the government are made up of fallible individuals.....do we condemn the entire organization for the errors of some of it' members
When its a continuing decades long tolerance and cover up of evil? We most certainly do. There is no way for something like that to continue for that long without the leadership to not have been complicit.
The 'church' has no plan in place to keep the CREEPs out?
Yes, especially when the bosses knew about it and refused to act, by default, giving their stamp of approval to the behavior.
The organization is made up of those same individuals. and they represent it. So yes, we blame the organization because without the people who make it up, it does not exist.
FWIW, there are actually higher percentages of pederasts in various Protestant churches and in the public schools than there are in the Catholic Church—or, rather, WERE—in the bad days of the 70s and 80s, before they became aware of the problem and started weeding them out.
But you only hear about the Catholic pederast priests, because the lib media hates the Church. From one side of their mouths they attack the Church for pederasts—almost entirely homosexual—while from the other side they argue for gay marriage and teaching gay practices in kindergarten.
Or they pass laws against gay priests, but refuse to pass them against gay public school teachers.
Yes, there was a problem, but it’s being dealt with. Perfection is not possible in an imperfect world, of course, but they are working on it. And one necessary step was to get rid of this lousy bishop.
We keep SEEING this tossed about on FR; but as yet; NO evidence has been shown to back it up.
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