Famed expensive Los Angeles Cathedral…how much, Cardinal Mahony?
sweep a scandal under the papal carpet?
You’ve got Levada, Mahony, Law…
and the very long, very sad, list goes on…
Fame or Shame?
Retired Cardinal Roger Mahony – builds the Cathedral Called “Rog Mahal”
Rog Mahal – aka The LA Cathedral was pricey – from Wikipedia:
The prices for some cathedral furnishings have also caused consternation. $5 million was budgeted for the altar,
- the main bronze doors cost $3 million,
- $2 million was budgeted for the wooden ambo (lectern)
- and $1 million for the tabernacle. $1 million was budgeted for the cathedra (bishop’s chair),
- $250,000 for the presider’s chair,
- $250,000 for each deacon’s chair,
- and $150,000 for each visiting bishops’ chair,
- while pews cost an average of $50,000 each.
The cantor’s stand cost $100,000 while each bronze chandelier/speaker cost $150,000. The great costs incurred in its construction and Mahony’s long efforts to get it built led critics to dub it the “Taj Mahony” and the “Rog Mahal”.
The Cardinal: Hollywood Real Estate magnate?
Cardinal Mahony: He Blogs, he is on Facebook and he will not talk about shuffling the inappropriate priests from one parish to another for decades.
See Cardinal Mahony in the disturbing and
insightful Award Winning Documentary:
Mahony may not go down in Catholic history
as a real estate magnate – but as a man who looked the other way – time and time again –
as priests, under his watch, repeatedly abused children. He shuffled pedophiles from parish to parish…is infamous for it.
” German Bishop Spends Millions gets Expelled by Pope”
“Pope Francis has suspended indefinitely German Roman Catholic Bisop Van Elst – known as the “luxury bishop” from his diocese for spending $43 million to decorate his residence- aka The Palace.
“The Holy See deems it appropriate to authorise a period of leave from the diocese for Franz-Peter Tebartz-van Elst,” the Vatican said in a statement on Wednesday.”
Hey, guys….What happened to that vow of poverty?