posted on Jan, 21 2013 @ 04:17 PM
Wow, OP. That makes for one heck of a read. I knew parts of the scandal but not that level of detail about Mahony.
26 years...it says he served. Hmm.. So over 2 decades he's been lying, hiding and covering for baby rapers..while putting some back into positions
they'd go on to commit more acts of evil against Children.
I don't know who that man thinks he is to stand as a representative of the Church but he doesn't stand for any Catholic I have ever known and it's
a shame he isn't serving his last years in a dank cell in one of California's worst prisons.
What really infuriates me is reading this above all else....
"We could open up another firestorm - and it takes us years to recover from those," Mahony wrote in an Oct. 6, 2000, memo. "Is there no
alternative to public announcements at all the Masses in 15 parishes??? Wow - that really scares the daylights out of me!!"
The aide, Msgr. Richard Loomis, noted his dismay over the matter when he retired in 2001 as vicar for clergy, the top church official who handled
priestly discipline. In a memo to his successor, Loomis said Baker's attorney disclosed the priest had at least 10 other victims.
"We've stepped back 20 years and are being driven by the need to cover-up and to keep the presbyteriate & public happily ignorant rather than the
need to protect children," Loomis wrote.
Someday, if the God he THINKS he's been serving is all the Church says he is, he'll be standing at Judgement for his deeds and works across his
life. I really don't believe the Almighty will be the LEAST impressed by the logic. The innocence of children was utterly destroyed and lives ruined
IN THE CHURCH by the most rank thing an adult can do to a child....and he spent part of his life helping to keep the criminals perpetrating it safe
from answering to charges.
Oh yes...Judgement day will go better for some than others, I'm sure ...and for those late to settle up with St Peter? The screaming blur that goes
racing DOWN in a free fall while you're headed UP to heaven is Cardinal Mahony ...on his way to his rightful place for his eternity.