Tuesday, December 04, 2007

The Banal Cardinal

Los Angeles Cardinal Roger Mahony was attacked on the street in July. He spoke about it at a recent conference of priests.

Mahony told the priests that the man began shouting expletives and knocked him to the ground. It took a month for his injuries to heal after the attack.

He said it gave him a deeper understanding of the suffering endured by victims of the nationwide scandal.

For those who do not know Cardinal Mahony or his Al Sharpton-like beeline toward any camera or microphone that habitually puts innocents in danger of being trampled to death, it seems almost fitting that someone should knock him down. For his arrogance. His lack of piety. His disgraceful politicking. His unsuitability to be a priest, let alone a cardinal. He is a discredit to the Church and, suitably, he represents the Los Angeles diocese that agreed to make a record payout to more than 500 victims.

Mahony is, at heart, a social worker. Pity that he oversees one of the largest Catholic cathedrals in the country. No wonder the Catholic church is in decline.

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Just Google any topic and Mahony and you get the idea.