Card. Mahony to speak at the Three Days of Darkness

Time is flying and, in March, the Three Days of Darkness will be renewed in Los Angeles, the infamous – and all these terms are debateable – Religious Education Conference.

If you can believe it, the former Archbishop of LA, Card. Mahony is, incredibly, scheduled to speak.

Card. Mahony.

You might check this commentary by John Zmirak.  HERE


How bad were the Three Days of Darkness last year?  HERE  and HERE

In that second one, there is a video with a guy, Horan, with a deeply dopey piece at Fishwrap recently.  This creepy fellow teaches at Chicago Theological Union.  Figures.

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  1. teomatteo says:

    With all thats going on in the church Archbishop Gomez does….nothing.

  2. SanSan says:

    This is insanely remarkable. Who will take over this train wreck and put a stop to it?!

  3. Sawyer says:

    Mahony has been a frequently scheduled speaker over the past several years. Nothing new there. Usually on the immigration topic. Fr. James Martin will speak again, of course. Gomez has done nothing to clean up that event. He’s been a big disappointment in that regard. The event is becoming more and more LGBT and dissident. Fr Z calls it three days of darkness. I call it four days (including the youth day) of catechetical diarrhea and liturgical vomit, and have started telling friends it’s the Religious EduGAYtion Congress.

  4. Sawyer says:

    Oh, I forgot to add that Phyllis Zagano will speak twice at the event on the topic of female deacons.

    Readers can view workshop titles and read descriptions here:

  5. Sawyer: Phyllis Zagano will speak twice at the event on the topic of female deacons.

    All the usual suspects. Can one hope for honesty about the issues in such a context? I doubt it.

  6. iPadre says:

    This event is the liberal love fest. I just don’t get how it continues to go on.

  7. FrAnt says:

    I went to the video above on YouTube. At this time it has 7609 views, 73 thumbs down, and 2 thumbs up. A majority of the comments are negative. And the best is that it is in the category of “Comedy” I don’t agree with the category, but I guess they don’t list videos under “Sad and Pathetic.”

  8. Geoffrey says:

    I really expected Archbishop Gomez to reign in this event little by little. It seems like he has done nothing in this regard. Very sad.

  9. TonyO says:

    Wait, Card. Mahoney isn’t in jail? Why not?

    Now would be a good time for Archbishop Gomez to come forward with any information about Mahoney that exist in the chancery’s files (or in any of his priests’ heads). To help along cleaning out the Augean stables, you know.

    I really expected Archbishop Gomez to reign in this event little by little. It seems like he has done nothing in this regard. Very sad.

    As far as I can tell, Archbishop Gomez is OK on some topics, maybe one loose screw short of being a veritable nutcase on immigration, and – at least seemingly – an ordinary liberal US bishop on the bulk of everything else: go along to get along, don’t make waves, keep your head down, smile when they pull out the liturgical dancers (or anything else not consistent with rubrics), etc. But we know how go-along-to-get-along bishops handle dissent in their dioceses, as well as how they handle sex abuse cases. It ain’t good.

  10. JustaSinner says:

    That was a CATHOLIC service and not a parody put on by the Westboro Baptist Church?

  11. Fr Matthew-Anthony OP says:

    I noticed in the video a very poor attempt at sign language and getting the audience to mimic the signing.

    American Sign Language is my first language, and I use it in my ministry. I even wrote my second masterate thesis on sign language at the Eucharistic consecration. That being said, I resent the “token” use of sign language to “enhance” the liturgy. (Besides, don’t these people have hang-ups about “cultural appropriation”?)

    Sadly, though, I see ASL often hijacked for the purpose of barely licit liturgical dance.

    I’m not one to be offended easily, but this offends me.

  12. Gab says:

    This current pope likes to toss Doctrine aside. He started with the divorced and remarried receiving the Eucharist in direct disobedience to the teachings of Our Lord (Matthew 19:9). From hereon in, it will be open slather.

  13. Sonshine135 says:

    From what I could see of the crowd in the video, there wasn’t a person under the age of 70. This stuff is in its death throes thank the Lord. Pantheism at its finest. These are the people that drove the youth away from the church and they will have much to pay for.

  14. hwriggles4 says:

    If religious education volunteers and paid staffers are required to attend, they would probably fall asleep during several sessions. If this were me, I would read Daniel Mattson’s book during James Martin’s presentation. I would also sneak away and attend Sunday Mass elsewhere. Money can be set aside for more fruitful pursuits.

  15. Mightnotbeachristiantou says:

    LORD have mercy! I got to the 3:10 mark and could not finish. Why not use the real ASL for Lord have Mercy, Christ have Mercy?
    As a person who have some reaction to gluten. It is not a toxin.
    In the words of Charlie Brown,”Good Grief.”

  16. Semper Gumby says:

    Well, the LA Re-Education Camp is nothing if not consistent: pantheism, melodrama, and warmed-over 1980s Sandalista ideology.

  17. Malta says:

    Think what Pope St. Pius X, transported forward into time, and sitting in the ‘audience’ would think of this show?

    Is it even Catholic?

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