Jun 27, 2006

Emotional reception for new film

Amy Berg's new clergy-abuse documentary film "Deliver Us," about Oliver O'Grady, the then-Stockton priest and, quoting the L.A. New Times, "a known, admitted molester" whom then-Bishop Roger Mahony promoted to pastor, made an impression at the Los Angeles Film Festival, reports the L.A. Times (click on this post's title).


"Sobs, groans and uncomfortable laughter punctuated the screening," says the Times, which adds, "Videotaped depositions by officials of the Roman Catholic Church, including Cardinal Roger M. Mahony of Los Angeles, drew the strongest response as derisive snickering rippled through the hall."

This sad report is one more indication, as if we didn't know it already, that our prayers and sacrifices are needed more than ever in the wake of the abuse and cover-up scandals.

Our Lady, Queen of the Angels, pray for us! St. Vibiana, pray for us! Padre Serra, pray for us!

19 Comments:

Blogger Dad29 said...

...a Stockton priest...

Ordained by Bp Mahony?

10:49 AM  
Blogger BaronVonMadman said...

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3:33 PM  
Blogger BaronVonMadman said...

I was having a laugh about your blog with a friend...and he had me check out the 2 links below. Q, you are truly incredible!

http://gasparian.stblogs.org/archives/2004/10/the_pictures_ha.html

http://gasparian.stblogs.org/archives/2004/10/the_general_vis.html

3:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

bvm,

What's your point?

Your links are incomplete.

8:12 PM  
Blogger BaronVonMadman said...

Anonymous...I don't respond to anonymous posts. Sgt. Dumbass always taught me that if someone doesn't identify himself, then their points aren't worth consideration....that is my point. After all, you could be Cardinal Mahony himself. Besides, I'm sure Q must remember this wonderful exchange.

By the way, the links do work.....simply highlight them....just past the end of the line and onto what would be the 2nd line...even though it doesn't appear part of the link.

8:32 PM  
Blogger BaronVonMadman said...

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8:36 PM  
Anonymous captaino'crazydude said...

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7:25 AM  
Blogger BaronVonMadman said...

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10:09 AM  
Anonymous viscountmauvaisgarcon said...

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10:36 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

JOSEPH D'HIPPOLITO SAYS...

This sad report is one more indication, as if we didn't know it already, that our prayers and sacrifices are needed more than ever in the wake of the abuse and cover-up scandals.

Quintero, I respectfully disagree. What's really needed is a sense of outrage that manifests itself in a class-action canonical lawsuit brought against Mahony to Rome by the archdiocese's Catholics. If Mahony is guilty of nothing else, he is guilty of putting the faith into disrepute. If that's not episcopal malfeasance, and a legitimate reason for removal from office, then what is?

5:05 PM  
Blogger Quintero said...

Dear Joseph,

Prayers and sacrifices and a sense of outrage or indignation are not at all mutually exclusive.

Naturally, prayers and sacrifices are not all that needs doing; but they are indispensable for any cause or for any project such as you suggest.

8:30 PM  
Blogger Quintero said...

Dear Baron and Captain,

Blogger and commenter rules of the road exclude vituperation, so I've nixed a couple of your comments.

8:35 PM  
Blogger Quintero said...

Dear Baron and Captain,

By "vituperation" I mean your insults toward each other.

As I've said before, we can all express ourselves without insults.

8:38 PM  
Blogger Quintero said...

Dear Captain,

Thank you for your kind words, even though I ended up deleting your comment for other reasons.

Best wishes --

8:42 PM  
Blogger bobnd said...

Where are you finding this stuff at?

11:49 PM  
Blogger Quintero said...

Dear Baron,

Is it really "incredible" to hope that every priest will celebrate the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass in accord with the rubrics?

No one should ever, ever add to the burdens that our devoted and hard-working priests bear daily, by unfairly criticizing them. But shouldn't it be a priest's joy, not burden, to follow the rubrics?

As for laughing about this blog -- are you laughing at raising concerns about the Church doing little to stop the aborting of babies? Tell that to the babies; see if they laugh along with you.

Or are you laughing at raising concerns about the clergy abuse and the hierarchy coverups? Tell that to the victims and to all the people who have lost their Faith because of the scandals; see if they laugh along with you.

2:01 PM  
Blogger BaronVonMadman said...

Yes...I am laughing at the blog, which seems to driven by a bitter zeal...that seeks constantly to remind everyone of other's sins, and is no stranger to "vituperation". I don't mind you deleting my comments, but why did you delete the comment of "viscountmauvaisgarcon"...which merely suggested I go to confession?

5:00 PM  
Blogger Quintero said...

Dear Baron,

A Trappist once gave this good counsel: "Always presume the other fellow is holier than you." I try to follow that and not call names or judge anyone's state.

Before you laugh at that claim :-)
let me explain that saying the Church should tell pro-aborting-babies politicians to repent before receiving Holy Communion is no more "vituperation" or "reminding everyone of others' sins" than is saying the same thing about the Mafia.

We all need to got to Confession, preferably often, me especially.

9:59 PM  
Blogger Kenneth Fisher, Founder & CRCOA said...

Great News!

We once again have the petition in support of Fr. Robert Altier up and running again.

Please help us to regain the momentum we had before we had to change Servers, pass the word on and go to: crcoa.com

God bless, yours in Their Hearts,
Kenneth M. Fisher, Founder Chairman
Concerned Roman Catholics of America, Inc.

1:26 PM  

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