Cardinal Mahony, please distance yourself from Villaraigosa, to save your flock from moral confusion
Cardinal Mahony delivered the benediction, which The Tidings dutifully printed: http://www.the-tidings.com/2005/0715/mayorside.htm
If you have a keen eye, farther back in the crowd pictured above you can see picket signs reading, "You CAN'T Be Catholic and Pro-Abortion." Sadly, the Catholic and pro-life zeal of the young people carrying those signs failed to deter Cardinal Mahony from parading with Villaraigosa and the rest of the mobile zoo of dozens or hundreds of pro-abortion politicians.
Now, however, because Villaraigosa officiated yesterday at a so-called wedding of two homosexuals (click on this post's title), every thinking L.A. Catholic will agree that for the sake of Catholic truth, moral clarity and the eternal salvation of the members of his flock, Cardinal Mahony needs to distance himself from Villaraigosa and the illicit ceremony he conducted, and to explain why.
The Cardinal could do this today by going over to City Hall and then walking backwards all the way back to the Cathedral, to erase the stain of his prior very public parading with Villaraigosa and the baby-killing battalion.
That is unlikely, however, so the best thing Cardinal Mahony could do is to call a very public press conference to denounce the ceremony and to explain Catholic teaching about the Sacrament of Matrimony and the holiness of the family.
Yes, I know that is not likely to happen. But it is what should happen.