Read what I wrote HERE about Los Angeles’s Archbishop Gomez bumping Card. Mahony off the diocesean schedule because of Mahony’s cover-up of abuse of children.
Now Card. Mahony writes on his blog… and it sincerely grieves me to point this out… writes on his blog a statement to Archbp. Gomez:
When you [Archbp. Gomez] were formally received as our Archbishop on May 26, 2010, you began to become aware of all that had been done here over the years for the protection of children and youth. You became our official Archbishop on March 1, 2011 and you were personally involved with the Compliance Audit of 2012—again, in which we were deemed to be in full compliance.
Not once over these past years did you ever raise any questions about our policies, practices, or procedures in dealing with the problem of clergy sexual misconduct involving minors.
I have stated time and time again that I made mistakes, especially in the mid-1980s. I apologized for those mistakes, and committed myself to make certain that the Archdiocese was safe for everyone.
So… he is deflecting his responsibility to Archbp. Gomez.
I hope Archbp. Gomez does not respond. Let the papal nuncio and the Holy Father deal with this one.
In the meantime, will the National Schismatic Reporter call on Card. Mahony to do a Card. Billot? Resign from the College of Cardinals? The NSR’s (aka Fishwrap) editors and writers have danced a circle around Bp. Finn with torches and inflated pig’s bladders hooting for him to resign as bishop of Kansas City – St. Joseph. What will the paper of record for heretics and schismatics do now?