Two comments, though, as I've already mentioned, I somehow accidentally deleted -- one on the Latin Mass.
A few other comments I deleted because their language about Cardinal Mahony was so hostile. Two whose language was more temperate I now think I could have published; they did question the Cardinal's account of his being attacked outside the Cathedral.
I hope those commenters will keep coming back here to offer their comments on all the topics we discuss.
Catholic blogdom and news sites elsewhere have published posts and comments about the Cardinal's account of being attacked, and you can see an example by clicking on this post's title.
What is going on, it seems, is that when someone, especially a public figure, offers an account of events that seems puzzling, the hearers cannot help being puzzled. They are going to wonder about the account.
That does not have to entail a lack of charity, a lack of sympathy, for the person who offered the account -- only a desire to know the whole story.
The Cardinal's account, after all, has ramifications for the whole Archdiocese and the whole Church. God forbid, will anti-Catholics and maniacs now think they can attack other members of our hierarchy and clergy, as well as our churches and our congregations, without being reported to the police?
Shouldn't the Cardinal cooperate with the LAPD? And of course, you and I obviously need to pray for the safety of every one of our shepherds, pastors, congregations and churches. What do you have to say?