Oct 14, 2005

Opposition is mounting against Mahony

This video news report from CBS News San Francisco shows the mounting opposition to Cardinal Roger Mahony for his handling of clergy sexual abuse cases in his archdiocese. Appearing in the report is a man who claims he was abused for a period of 10 years by Father Michael Baker. The report shows Mahony attorney Michael Hennigan making a feeble attempt at damage control ...

Did we learn slowly? Absolutely.
Could we have done better? Of course we could have.
Are we embarrassed? We are.
Is this the beginning of the end for Mahony? Is the teflon coating finally wearing off? No doubt millions are praying that it is so.

4 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is this the beginning of the end for Mahony? I do not know but after reading Cardinal Mahony letter on his direction of laity running parishes that scares me to death. Someone who cannot lead this arch-diocese in a faithful response to Christ and his establishment of church and I think he can lead with a declining vocations? Please, I was not born yesterday.

10:20 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

nope, the libs will realize he's one of them and back off. just like here in cincinnati.

3:17 PM  
Blogger Quintero said...

Anon 3:17pm

I think you are right. Barring direct supernatural intervention, Mahony is here to stay, I'm afraid.

5:07 PM  
Anonymous Keenan said...

I agree with Q.

If Mahony is one thing, he is a most astute politician, smarter than most politicians put together. He is the Catholic Church's Bill Clinton. He is 'slick Willy' in a red hat. He is 10 steps ahead of the L.A. Times and anyone else who is working toward his undoing. And unlike Boston's clergy, Mahony's priests aren't going to cross him. They live in fear.

Mahony will live out his term, unfortunately, but remember the Latin adage:

SIC TRANSIT GLORIA MUNDI.

8:26 AM  

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