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Wednesday, March 09, 2011
LOS ANGELES' CARDINAL MAHONY DEPARTS
CARDINAL MAHONY FORMER ARCHBISHOP OF LOS ANGELES AND LITURGICAL ABUSE
Cardinal Mahony Archbishop of Los Angeles reaches 75Years of Age and Holy Father accepts his resignation.
He Appoints Co-Adjutor as Successor.
To the great relief of very many people, the leading” false “spirit of the Council” Archbishop of Los Angeles, Cardinal Mahony has been replaced. His Successor is the highly regarded, devout and personable Archbishop Jose H.Gomez a member of Opus Dei, who has been for some months the Co-Adjutor to the Cardinal.
Cardinal Mahony and his liturgical abuse (see picture -top) is an example of a style of American prelate that is passing – very big on glad handing the wealthy whose support for the Archdiocese has been substantial, light on the reforms of Venerable Pope John Paul II and Pope Benedict XVI. His eyes were firmly fixed on “the signs of the times” but not as they evolve, rather for him” the times “appear to have been what the song called “the sick, sick sixties”.
Cardinal Mahony became notorious for the extraordinary legal maneuvers he authorized to obstruct authorities investigating sexual abuse cases in Los Angeles, and to avoid giving personal testimony about his administration of these matters. He has also for years sponsored an annual Catholic Education seminar which had as its hallmark bizarre” liturgical” events featuring liturgical dancers whirling and twirling about both male and female, one even holding the Book of the Gospels as he did so. Many were convinced that Hollywood was affecting the local church rather than vice versa. Cardinal Mahony’s approach gained physical expression when the Archdiocese abandoned St. Vibiana’s Cathedral and built a new structure which resembles a second rate municipal Concert Hall. The building is totally devoid of any sense of the sacred.
As his Successor’s name suggests, he will be keenly alert to the needs of the Archdiocese’s burgeoning Latino community whose numbers and particular problems are truly “signs of the times.”
ARCHBISHOP JOSE H.GOMEZ
We pray that Archbishop Gomez will have great success in his appointment for the glory of God and the spiritual good of his people.