Dec 29, 2005
Patt Morrison of the L.A. Times devoted her December 29 column to 13 famous Californians whose star dimmed in 2005. She wrote that Cardinal Mahony "was said to have once harbored pope hopes." An item in The Wanderer many years ago claimed that unnamed big shots in California were pushing the Cardinal for the papacy. As the proverb goes, "Man proposes, God disposes."