Guess Who’s Coming To My Installation?

At the “installation” of Wilton Gregory as archbishop of Washington this afternoon, eyebrows were raised when disgraced Cardinal Roger Mahony was spotted near disgraced Cardinal Donald Wuerl in the sanctuary. Tweeted by Washington Post religion reporter Michelle Boorstein, it is a telling sign of where the Archdiocese of Washington is headed. Following his step down … Read more

The LA REC Is a Blueprint for Obliterating the Faith

If one were looking for a front-row seat to comprehend the disarray that’s befallen the Catholic Church, one needn’t look far from the Los Angeles Religious Education Congress (“REC”), taking place this March 21–24 at the Anaheim Convention Center. Though the REC, sponsored by the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, is hailed as the largest annual … Read more

Roger Michael Cardinal Mahony

Current Role Archbishop Emeritus of Los Angeles, California Official Web Site: http://www.la-archdiocese.org/ Mailing Address: 3424 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90010-2241, USA Telephone: (213)637-7255 What Has Been Reported Concealed sexual abuse in the Archdiocese of Los Angles for years. Barred from public ministry in 2013. Protesters demanding criminal investigation of Mahony and removal from being … Read more

At Least 1/3 of Mahony’s Bishops Involved in Abuse or Cover-Up

 Click on the bishop’s photo in the diagram above to read about their scandal. Former Los Angeles Cardinal Roger Mahony is long retired, but his scandals keep exploding like ticking time bombs around the feet of his successor. The latest eruption was this week’s revelation that Mahony had elevated Monsignor Alexander Salazar to auxiliary … Read more

Reflections on the Bishops in Baltimore

How long can they deny the obvious? As I walked outside the hotel in Baltimore where the bishops gathered last week for their semiannual conference, I noticed a couple of bishops taking a smoke break. One was puffing a cigar, the other a cigarette. I overheard one say to the other: “What do you think of … Read more

A New Day Dawning for Retired Bishops

Will Los Angeles revisit the Cardinal Mahony file in light of Bishop Bambera’s action in Scranton? In the maelstrom of news on sexual abuse, it may not be immediately noted for the significant step that it is, but the decision of Bishop Joseph Bambera of Scranton, Pennsylvania, to “permanently restrict” his predecessor, Bishop James Timlin, “from representing … Read more

Papal Foundation: The Company You Keep

Clerical Trustees Looks Like a Who’s Who List of Sexual Abuse Cover-Up Most of us learn early on in life that we are often judged by the company we keep. We can have the best intentions at doing the right thing, but our efforts can be thwarted if we collaborate with the wrong kind of … Read more

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