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Cardinal who covered up pedophilia says he forgives those who are mad at him

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Cardinal who covered up pedophilia says he forgives those who are mad at him

Documents from the 1980s have been unearthed which conclusively show Archbishop Roger M. Mahony purposefully and intentionally worked to cover-up the sexual abuses of children. Due to this vile revelation the public has scorned Mahony, to which he says he forgives them for their anger. How generous of him.

Taking to his personal blog to discuss the allegations, and how unprepared he was for the public backlash, Mahony writes:

I am being called to something deeper--to be humiliated, disgraced, and rebuffed by many.

It is Mahony's apparent belief that God wanted him to cover-up the sexual abuses of children so that he could be humiliated in public.

The disgraced cardinal went on to describe the public beratings that have become a regular part of his daily life:

In recent days, I have been confronted in various places by very unhappy people. I could understand the depth of their anger and outrage--at me, at the Church, at about injustices that swirl around us.

Thanks to God's special grace, I simply stood there, asking God to bless and forgive them.

Why is the public so upset? For example it was found by latimes.com that in July of 1986 Mahony strategized to keep confirmed pedophile, Peter Garcia, who prayed almost entirely on non-English speaking immigrant children, from being prosecuted. He wrote in his memo:

I believe that if Monsignor Garcia were to reappear here within the archdiocese we might very well have some type of legal action filed in both the criminal and civil sectors.

Mahony went on to write that Garcia should stay away from California, "for the foreseeable future."

Perhaps it is time for the despicable cardinal to begin praying for forgiveness for his atrocious behavior. Currently no legal charges are pending, and Mahony has not agreed to resign his position.

by on Feb. 21, 2013 at 4:55 PM
Replies (11-19):
VeronicaTex
by on Feb. 21, 2013 at 6:50 PM

I will be doing much more research.

This is quite a controversial topic at the moment.

All that I am finding at the moment are articles of outrage from the public.

Veronica-Roman Catholic

Quoting nanaofsix531:

I am sorry.I can't help you out with that.Does your church have a website you can ask questions at?

Quoting VeronicaTex:

I found that source also.

What I meant is that I would prefer to see a Catholic take on this topic-from a source other than Lou Colagiovanni or Cardinal Roger Mahoney.

Veronica-Traditional Roman Catholic


Quoting nanaofsix531:

Here is his personal blog.

You might have to copy and paste it into your search engine.

http://cardinalrogermahonyblogsla.blogspot.co.uk/2013/02/called-to-humiliation.html

Quoting VeronicaTex:

As you see, I found that out for myself.

This article is by an author who writes for a Detroit Liberal magazine.

I would prefer to see other sources other than this one to make a comment.

Veronica-Roman Catholic 


Quoting nanaofsix531:

http://www.examiner.com/article/cardinal-who-covered-up-pedophilia-says-he-forgives-those-who-are-mad-at-him

Also there are some blue highlighted sites in the piece that you can click on and check out.

Quoting VeronicaTex:

Your article is missing the source, which truly needs to be quoted.

Please list it, so I can see the actual source before I comment on it.

Thank you for providing this valuable information.

Veronica-Roman Catholic








nanaofsix531
by Platinum Member on Feb. 21, 2013 at 6:57 PM

Good luck in your quest.Please let me know if you find anything.Will keep you in my prayers.

Quoting VeronicaTex:

I will be doing much more research.

This is quite a controversial topic at the moment.

All that I am finding at the moment are articles of outrage from the public.

Veronica-Roman Catholic

Quoting nanaofsix531:

I am sorry.I can't help you out with that.Does your church have a website you can ask questions at?

Quoting VeronicaTex:

I found that source also.

What I meant is that I would prefer to see a Catholic take on this topic-from a source other than Lou Colagiovanni or Cardinal Roger Mahoney.

Veronica-Traditional Roman Catholic


Quoting nanaofsix531:

Here is his personal blog.

You might have to copy and paste it into your search engine.

http://cardinalrogermahonyblogsla.blogspot.co.uk/2013/02/called-to-humiliation.html

Quoting VeronicaTex:

As you see, I found that out for myself.

This article is by an author who writes for a Detroit Liberal magazine.

I would prefer to see other sources other than this one to make a comment.

Veronica-Roman Catholic 


Quoting nanaofsix531:

http://www.examiner.com/article/cardinal-who-covered-up-pedophilia-says-he-forgives-those-who-are-mad-at-him

Also there are some blue highlighted sites in the piece that you can click on and check out.

Quoting VeronicaTex:

Your article is missing the source, which truly needs to be quoted.

Please list it, so I can see the actual source before I comment on it.

Thank you for providing this valuable information.

Veronica-Roman Catholic









chloedee
by Bronze Member on Feb. 21, 2013 at 7:03 PM
Perhaps because his statement and the sentiment behind it is pretty outrageous?


Quoting VeronicaTex:

I will be doing much more research.

This is quite a controversial topic at the moment.

All that I am finding at the moment are articles of outrage from the public.

Veronica-Roman Catholic

Quoting nanaofsix531:

I am sorry.I can't help you out with that.Does your church have a website you can ask questions at?

Quoting VeronicaTex:

I found that source also.

What I meant is that I would prefer to see a Catholic take on this topic-from a source other than Lou Colagiovanni or Cardinal Roger Mahoney.

Veronica-Traditional Roman Catholic


Quoting nanaofsix531:

Here is his personal blog.

You might have to copy and paste it into your search engine.

http://cardinalrogermahonyblogsla.blogspot.co.uk/2013/02/called-to-humiliation.html

Quoting VeronicaTex:

As you see, I found that out for myself.

This article is by an author who writes for a Detroit Liberal magazine.

I would prefer to see other sources other than this one to make a comment.

Veronica-Roman Catholic 


Quoting nanaofsix531:

http://www.examiner.com/article/cardinal-who-covered-up-pedophilia-says-he-forgives-those-who-are-mad-at-him

Also there are some blue highlighted sites in the piece that you can click on and check out.

Quoting VeronicaTex:

Your article is missing the source, which truly needs to be quoted.

Please list it, so I can see the actual source before I comment on it.

Thank you for providing this valuable information.

Veronica-Roman Catholic









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VeronicaTex
by on Feb. 21, 2013 at 7:48 PM

I am sure the closer we get to February 28 and after there will be a lot more to come on this...

Veronica-Roman Catholic

Quoting nanaofsix531:

Good luck in your quest.Please let me know if you find anything.Will keep you in my prayers.

Quoting VeronicaTex:

I will be doing much more research.

This is quite a controversial topic at the moment.

All that I am finding at the moment are articles of outrage from the public.

Veronica-Roman Catholic

Quoting nanaofsix531:

I am sorry.I can't help you out with that.Does your church have a website you can ask questions at?

Quoting VeronicaTex:

I found that source also.

What I meant is that I would prefer to see a Catholic take on this topic-from a source other than Lou Colagiovanni or Cardinal Roger Mahoney.

Veronica-Traditional Roman Catholic


Quoting nanaofsix531:

Here is his personal blog.

You might have to copy and paste it into your search engine.

http://cardinalrogermahonyblogsla.blogspot.co.uk/2013/02/called-to-humiliation.html

Quoting VeronicaTex:

As you see, I found that out for myself.

This article is by an author who writes for a Detroit Liberal magazine.

I would prefer to see other sources other than this one to make a comment.

Veronica-Roman Catholic 


Quoting nanaofsix531:

http://www.examiner.com/article/cardinal-who-covered-up-pedophilia-says-he-forgives-those-who-are-mad-at-him

Also there are some blue highlighted sites in the piece that you can click on and check out.

Quoting VeronicaTex:

Your article is missing the source, which truly needs to be quoted.

Please list it, so I can see the actual source before I comment on it.

Thank you for providing this valuable information.

Veronica-Roman Catholic










chloedee
by Bronze Member on Feb. 21, 2013 at 7:53 PM
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As though they're the ones that need to be forgiven, and as though they're doing something to deserve it by rightfully expressing anger. This sick jerk deserves all the humiliation that's coming to him, and the fact that he apparently thinks he's enduring something horrible is nauseating when one considers what he helped cover up.

What he should be "called to be" is to spend the rest of his miserable life in prison for covering the tracks of pedophiles and rapists. But no, the good old Catholic church has not only allowed him to remain a priest in good standing, but he gets to help decide the new Pope too! Yay! Anyone who ever tries to say that this disgusting cover up and corruption doesn't go all the way to the top should consider that fact. 

Sisteract
by Socialist Hippie on Feb. 21, 2013 at 7:57 PM
1 mom liked this

I live in the AD of LA- aka Mahoney Land. The AD of LA has now asked parishioners to cough up money to mount a defense against the victims- brass ones is all I can say-

Quoting chloedee:

As though they're the ones that need to be forgiven, and as though they're doing something to deserve it by rightfully expressing anger. This sick jerk deserves all the humiliation that's coming to him, and the fact that he apparently thinks he's enduring something horrible is nauseating when one considers what he helped cover up.

What he should be "called to be" is to spend the rest of his miserable life in prison for covering the tracks of pedophiles and rapists. But no, the good old Catholic church has not only allowed him to remain a priest in good standing, but he gets to help decide the new Pope too! Yay! Anyone who ever tries to say that this disgusting cover up and corruption doesn't go all the way to the top should consider that fact. 


chloedee
by Bronze Member on Feb. 21, 2013 at 8:08 PM

The man is truly sick beyond words. He thinks he's a scapegoat, not a direct participant.

And yet, he remains a priest in good standing! 

http://cardinalrogermahonyblogsla.blogspot.it/2013/02/carrying-scandal-biblically.html

CARRYING A SCANDAL BIBLICALLY

One very insightful and powerful Address has sustained me over these past difficult years as all of us in the Church had to face the fact that Catholic clergy sexually abused children and young people.

Entitled On Carrying A Scandal Biblically it was first delivered in late 2002 by Father Ronald Rolheiser, O.M.I., in Canada.  The Address was edited into an article, and is readily available on his website. (1)

There is nothing else in print which has so captivated my heart and soul, and served as the basis for countless meditations and reflections.  I recommend it to anyone who is searching for a truly counter-cultural approach at dealing with this terrible sinfulness which has overwhelmed all of us in the Church.

You will never find the Rolheiser approach even mentioned in any news media, since it is not about condemning others, but about how disciples of Jesus are called to carry and live out a terrible scandal day by day.

He calls our suffering what it really is:  painful and public humiliation, which is spiritually a grace-opportunity.  I have tried to live out--poorly and inadequately far too often--his two implications of humiliation:

1.   the acceptance of being scapegoated, pointing out the necessary connection between humiliation and redemption;

2.   this scandal is putting us, the clergy and the church, where we belong--with the excluded ones; Jesus was painted with the same brush as the two thieves crucified with him.

His example of Mary at the foot of the cross pondering all that is happening has meant so much for me, and I turn to her daily seeking her help to carry this scandal as she carried the scandal of Jesus' cross with such inner strength.  Note how Rolheiser pictures Mary for us:

"Mary at the foot of the cross.  What is Mary doing there?  Overtly nothing.  Notice that, as the foot of the cross, Mary doesn't seem to be doing anything.  She isn't trying to stop the crucifixion, nor even protesting Jesus' innocence.  She isn't saying anything and overtly doesn't seem to be doing anything.  But Scripture tells us that she 'stood' there.  For a Hebrew, that was a position of strength.  Mary was strong under the cross.  And what precisely was she doing?  She was pondering in the biblical sense."

And then, Rolheiser gives us the golden rule for our own thoughts and conducts as we are being humiliated:  "To ponder in the biblical sense means to hold, carry, and transform tension so as not to give it back in kind."

"Jesus models this for us.  He took in hatred, held it, transformed it, and gave back love; he took in bitterness, held it, transformed it, and gave back graciousness; he took in curses, held them, transformed them, and gave back blessing; he took in betrayal, held it, transformed it, and gave back forgiveness."  That's what it means to ponder biblically.

I surely need your prayers and your encouragement in my own life to handle all of my mistakes, omissions, and commissions as God asks, and as Jesus and Mary lived out:  to take in what swirls around me, to hold it, to carry it, to transform it and to give it back as grace, blessing, and gift.

Jesus and Mary, walk with us and show us how to follow you!

Pema_Jampa
by 2HotTacoTini on Feb. 21, 2013 at 8:31 PM

He forgives? HOLY ****! I'm afraid he has it backwards.

tnmomofive
by Silver Member on Feb. 21, 2013 at 8:33 PM

Is he for real? Omg wow

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