Feb 22, 2007

Cdl. Rivera says he warned then-Abp. Mahony in 1987

La Opinion's lead story today (click on this post's title) is, "Cardenal Rivera culpa a Mahony" ("Cardinal Rivera faults Mahony").

The Los Angeles Times today carries a similar story (sorry I don't have the link), "Cardinal says he warned Mahony."

The stories report that Cardinal Norberto Rivera of Mexico City has said, in a deposition in response to a lawsuit, that in 1987 he sent a letter to then-Archbishop Roger Mahony to warn him that Fr. Nicolas Aguilar, who was seeking a post in the Archdiocese of L.A., had "family and health problems," a term Cardinal Rivera says Churchmen use as a warning.

Cdl. Rivera says in his deposition that he had heard rumors Fr. Aguilar was a homosexual, but not about molesting, and that he expected then-Abp. Mahony to make further inquiries.

Tod Tamberg and Carolina Guevara, speaking for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, say Cdl. Rivera might have sent the letter but "nobody received it" or any other letters about Fr. Aguilar.

Fr. Aguilar, now 64, was later charged with molesting eight boys in Los Angeles before he lit out for Mexico, where he is still at large. He is believed to have homosexually abused about 60 boys in Mexico.

The Times quotes Mary Grant of SNAP as saying, "What we are seeing is two complicit bishops pointing the finger at each other."


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Uncle Di is on the case over at CWN
http://www.cwnews.com/index.cfm, then click "Off the Record". (Sorry, the direct URL was running off the page.

Make sure to read the whole thing....very interesting. I can't wait to see how they try to weasel out of this one.

Paul in Long Beach

12:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here's the link to Paul in Long Beach's post.
It on CWN's Notes From the Newsroom.

12:07 AM  
Blogger Quintero said...

Dear Paul and MVH,

Thanks very much for the tip!

12:30 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What will you say to HIM?

When you stand before Our Lord and Savior, and He asks your what you did when His Church was being violently attacked at the Archdiocese of Los Angeles Religious Education Congress, what will you say to Him?

Once again, the speakers list for this Congress is like a who’s who of the dissenter’s roster for the America. Among the more notorious of these speakers are:

Dr. Tom Beaudoin, Rev. Patrick Brennan, Dr. Kathleen Chesto, Rev. Michael Crosby, Rev. John Cusick, Msgr. Ray East, Rev. Richard Fragomeni, Edwina Gatley, Greer Gordon, Thomas Groome, David Haas, Rev. Brian Massingale, Rev. James Martin, Dr. Megan McKenna, Fr. Chris Ponnet , Tom Zanzig, and Rev. Richard Rohr.This is just a partial list of the most notorious speakers!

Once again, the “Concerned Roman Catholics of America” will be conducting a prayerful demonstration, and passing out flyers that attempt to educate those in attendance as to exactly what kind of teachings they are being subjected to.

We need more volunteers to help in this effort!

Come and join us on Saturday, March3rd as we stand up for His Church and its teachings. If you do, you will at least be able to say to Him when the time comes that you tried!

We will be in front of the Congress entrance from 9:00 AM to around 6:00 PM. Come and join us in the “Church Militant”. We firmly desire that all participants have Her Holy Rosary in their hands at all times!

The Congress takes place at the Anaheim Convention Center, 800 West Katella Ave., Anaheim, CA on the south side of Katella between Katella and Euclid.

Please let us know if you are anyone you know are planning to join us because this will help us to determine how many flyers we need to have printed. We very much need a volunteer who speaks fluent Spanish! We will meet outside the main ticket entrance.

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God bless, yours in Their Hearts,
Kenneth Fisher, Founder & Director
Concerned Roman Catholics of America

10:53 PM  

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