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Cardinal Sins: Roger Mahony responsible:$740 million litigation costs?

This is a Must READ

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Los Angeles Times By Victoria Kim

February 18, 2014, 7:00 p.m.

The Los Angeles Archdiocese has settled what officials said is the last of its pending priest molestation lawsuits, bringing to a close a decade of wrenching abuse litigation that cost the Catholic Church more than $740 million.

The church reached the $13-million agreement with 17 victims last week, on the eve of a trial scheduled to begin Feb. 14 over the alleged acts of Father Nicolas Aguilar-Rivera, a visiting cleric from Mexico who police believe molested more than two dozen boys over a mere nine months in 1987.

Eleven men, who were ages 7 to 12 when they were allegedly abused by the priest, were scheduled to appear in court to argue that Cardinal Roger M. Mahony and his aides had allowed the priest to flee in the days before police were notified.,0,7997563.story#ixzz2u0UKMKzk

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Stained Glass

SEE Documentary about Roger Mahony…

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Cardinal Sins: Cardinal Roger Mahony

Another Cardinal Sin….THE ( no humility ) LA Super Star

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Once the famed Los Angeles Cardinal –

The Hollywood Real Estate magnate – 

builder of an outrageously expensive cathedral


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.

Mahony may not go down in Catholic history  

as a real estate magnate – a builder of a glittering, towering cathedral- 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…and, now ise now infamous for it.

Documentary: Deliver Us from Evil 

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Mahony responds to ban: ‘Not once’ did successor raise questions

Joshua J. McElwee |  Feb. 1, 2013


TodayCardinal Roger Mahony, the retired archbishop of Los Angeles who was barred from public ministry by his successor over his handling…

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“No No on Vigano and Sal of San Francisco”

AB Viganò has a very checkered history when it comes to sex abuse in the church. 

When AB John Nienstedt, the former head/ Archdiocese of Minneapolis-St. Paul ( a vocal opponent of same-sex marriage)  was accused of mishandling sexual abuse claims…  Viganò, w (the pope’s representative to the United States) used HIS office to quash an inquiry into the allegations once investigators discovered charges of Sexual Misconduct against  Nienstedt, who eventually resigned.

Bad Boy/Mean Man

Viganò’s  hostility toward Pope Francis, noting that the Pope recalled the AB from his post in 2016.

The decision came after the Vatican decided  Viganò had become too enmeshed in U.S. Culture Wars; especially  re: Same-Sex Marriage

The evil AB  arranged the meeting between Pope Francis and Kim Davis, the former uppity Kentucky Clerk who refused to sign a marriage certificate for a same-sex couple, blindsiding the pope during his 2015 U.S. visit. Vigano must go.


From America Magazine : Cupich and Tobin – the Voices of Reason


Cardinal Cupich released a statement on Sunday calling the letter “astonishing” and correcting what he said are factual errors. He points to Archbishop Viganò’s claim that he was appointed to the Vatican body that chooses bishops “right after he was made a cardinal,” but notes he was appointed to the Congregation for Bishops in July 2016 and that he was not named a cardinal until October. He called for a “thorough vetting” of the claims made in the letter.

Cardinal Tobin also discounted the allegations in the letter, saying in a statement on Aug. 27 that they “cannot be understood as contributing to the healing of survivors of sexual abuse.”

The statement said the letter is filled with “factual errors, innuendo and fearful ideology.” It said the church pledges to “move ahead resolutely” in its efforts to protect children and to break down the “structures and culture that enable abuse.”

Sal in San Francisco is in bed – as it were- with Vigano.

Cordileone Says: “Moreover, while having no privileged information about the Archbishop McCarrick situation, from information

I do have about a very few of the other statements Archbishop Viganò makes,

I can confirm that they are true.

His statements, therefore, must be taken seriously.”



2018 Jennifer Weiner writes: NY Times

“How Do I Explain Justice Kavanaugh to My Daughters?”

The spectacle of this confirmation has reminded us that to many people, women’s suffering is a joke.

“Speak up, even if those in power do not want to listen.

Speak your truth, even if men laugh.

Be loud, even though power prefers girls quiet.

Speak up, even if they call you strident or shrill.

Don’t let anyone put a hand — real or metaphorical — over your mouth.

March, demonstrate, chant, shout, vote.

And maybe someday, you, or your daughters,

or your daughter’s daughters

will be the ones with the last laugh.”

Jennifer Weiner NY TIMES 


“Speak up, even if those in power do not want to listen.

Speak your truth, even if men laugh.

Be loud, even though power prefers girls quiet.

Speak up, even if they call you strident or shrill.

Don’t let anyone put a hand — real or metaphorical — over your mouth.

March, demonstrate, chant, shout, vote.

And maybe someday, you, or your daughters,

or your daughter’s daughters

will be the ones with the last laugh.”

It is time – AGAIN

Easter Sunday – Empty Pews: A message from the masses?

Vasa still An Enemy of the People?

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Santa Rosa, Ca

The Cathedral is Empty

St Eugene’s, once a popular, well-respected, well attended cathedral, is quiet and multitudes of parishioners report

to being put off by Bishop Vasa and his heavy handed rulings.

The local newspaper, the Press Democrat, has followed the bishop- since his arrival.

“Bishop Robert Vasa acted Thursday to quell a rising tide of unrest, announcing he would not require the Santa Rosa Catholic Diocese’s teachers to sign

a morality clause as part of their contracts if they want to teach next year.”

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Boys will be boys? Not here, your honor.

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Tony, Tim, and Tom were three buddies who hung out together in high school.

The boys were considered class clowns; they frequently got in and out of trouble with teachers and coaches.  The boys all shared the innate ability to charm and lie their way out of tight situations. It didn’t hurt that all three had very wealthy, powerful dads who were big players in the city.

Tom invented a clever scheme where the three boys would enter a convenience store, Tony and Tim would go to the back of the store filling their pockets with whatever they could while Tom charmed the store owner while buying a hand full of candy bars and a magazine -all the while enthusiastically chatting up the owner.

Tom would turn on the charm spigot 100% telling joke, asking questions – removing all the attention from his shoplifting buddies in the back. Tom would pay $20 dollars for all of his loot while his two friends would slither out the door with their coat pockets bulging with beer, soft drinks and jerky.

The boys were very smooth and made a point of never returning to the same storeAs fate would have it- word spread about the three high school bandits and they were finally caught. Their fathers came to the rescue with the old ”Boys will be boys” excuse and got the boys off the hook. 

The trio laughed all the way to the park- where they bought up and got high.

There were a bunch of girls at the nearby all-girls school who thought Tim,Tom,Tony  were cute. The boys cruised by the girl’s school at least once a week, honking and waving.

The boys started having parties in the woods… the parties grew in size and infamy. Word got out that the parties got pretty wild. Alcohol was flowing  and weed was everywhere. They were finally caught by Rangers… not only did the parents hear about this law-breaking series of events, their school was informed, also.


Two girls who attended one of the parties had been ”Mauled by three of the very drunk boys.”  The girls went to their school counselor and told her about the parties in the park: the alcohol, the dope, and the boys who were overtly aggressive towards the girls.

Phone calls were made.  Father President spoke to Mother Superior. The Jesuit priest was acutely aware that the three boys came from families of major donors. The three dads readily reminded him of this

Mother Superior, a Sister of Mercy (who dropped out of law school to enter the convent) was savvy, and did not suffer fools gladly. She had no qualms about protesting the behavior of the high school boys, the illegality of underage smoking and drinking and the use of drugs.

The two had several heated conversations regarding the events and the students involved. Mother Superior was livid- Father President was looking to fund raise for a new building on campus and his three top donors (the fathers) were on the chopping block.

How do you think this turned out?

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Ray Burke – the leader of the Pack – ship of fools?

Of Cardinal Ray Burke~~~Mike Barnicle pens:

“The cost of his gilded, ornate vestments could feed a family of four across a decade. He has exhausted himself and more than a few who have had to listen to him trying to ban pro-choice politicians from receiving communion. He has attacked St. Louis University basketball coach Rick Majerus for attending a Hillary Clinton rally and tried to prevent Sheryl Crow from giving a concert to raise money for a Catholic hospital.

Last year, as Pope Francis began turning the lights back on within a church that has seen legions depart simply because so many in the clergy said so little about the criminality and obstruction of justice surrounding the reality of sexual abusers wearing roman collars, Burke said, “There is a strong sense that the Church is like a ship without a rudder.”

Raymond Burke: Member of the College of Cardinals and captain of a ship of fools.


.The Most Offensive 

Never met a Dress he didn’t like.

Critical of Pope Francis from Day One – continues on a rampage with a gaggle of old Orthodox “Cards and Bishops” ( aka The Old Boys Network)


Note:  From NCR

 “..This latest broadside attack on Pope Francis was part of a pattern. It seems every month or so, someone comes out with a similar, staged attack on the pope, with varying degrees of subtleness. The four cardinals with their five dubia. The follow-up letter about the dubia from the late Cardinal Carlo Caffarra. The Wanderer interview with Cardinal Raymond Burke.


Fr Tom Reese speaks out on Sexual Abuse Scandal

Santa Clara University- Aug 23, 2018

Father Tom Reese SJ  spoke about the recent revelations of the sexual abuse crisis in the Catholic Church.

The news of the sexual abuse has rocked the Catholic Church around the world.   A favorite commentator, Jesuit Tom Reese,  spoke on the allegations of abuse and touched upon a former Washington, D.C., Cardinal Theodore McCarrick and the extensive report of the Pennsylvania Attorney General.

Decades of Revelations of sexual abuse in the Catholic Church in the United States have been covered up  and have led both to unbridled outrage and finally – reform.


Recent news of the McCarrick scandal and the degree of abuse and coverup in the Pennsylvania report have pointed to a problem that goes beyond past examinations and that calls out for much deeper reforms.


Well – loved and hughly respected, Fr Tom Reese is a columnist for the Religion News Service and a frequent commentator on Catholic matters on major television networks and a former editor of America magazine

He recently spoke clearly and candidly to Judy Woodruff on NPR re the horrific Philadelphia Sex Abuse Scandal.

Cardinal Bernard Law, who resigned in disgrace as Boston’s archbishop in 2002 after the priest sex abuse scandal exploded in the United States, has retired from his subsequent job as head of a major Roman basilica.

True Confessions?



Forgiveness says you are given another chance to make a new beginning.

Desmond Tutu

July Fourth thoughts…

In matters of style, swim with the current;

in matters of principle, stand like a rock.

Thomas Jefferson


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Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.

Charles R. Swindoll

Derive happiness in oneself from a good day’s work,

from illuminating the fog that surrounds us.

Henri Matisse


No Mistakes – Civility and Honesty are the answer.

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