It's mind boggling and insulting that Mahony claims those who criticize him have ""scant information."
Mahony has a three decade track record of ignoring, hiding and enabling pedophile priests. There are thousands of pages of records disclosed through more than 500 child sex abuse and cover up lawsuits against his archdiocese. There is a weeks-long Stockton trial in the 1990s about an admitted serial pedophile, Fr. Oliver O’Grady, who Mahony supervised. There are almost 300 proven, admitted and credibly accused LA area priests (see BishopAccountabilty.org)
And now there are 12,000 more new pages of documents released weeks ago.
“Scant information?” That’s absurd. The public now knows more about cover ups by Mahony than any other US Catholic official, even more than Cardinal Bernard Law, formerly of Boston and now of Rome.
Today’s LA Times implies that Mahony, now retired, lacks the expensive and powerful public relations team he once enjoyed as head of the LA archdiocese. We doubt that. We strongly suspect that Mahony continues to get top-notch PR advice and assistance. And we are sure that his latest utterances add more pain to the already mountains of pain felt by hundreds of thousands of LA citizens, Catholics and abuse victims.
The birth and resurrection of Christ is why we are Christians. The New Testament only came about as a result of Christ being here. Why do any of the Popes and clergy have any problem with understanding that it’s better for the church to suffer the light shining on this scandal specifically and acknowledge these sins perpetrated by Catholic clergy by not only excommunicating these persons from the church and reporting them to the police forthwith. For, as Jesus is quoted as saying in Matthew 18:6: “But whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, it were better for him to have a great millstone hung around his neck, and to be drowned in the depths of the sea.”