Cardinal Roger Mahony passes
leadership of L.A. Archdiocese
to Jose Gomez
At two Masses in the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, leadership of the largest archdiocese in the U.S. is transferred from Roger Mahony to Jose Gomez.
By Mitchell Landsberg, Los Angeles Times
February 28, 2011
"Cardinal Roger Mahony walked slowly across the sanctuary of the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, leaning softly on his shepherd's staff as he completed one of his last public acts as archbishop of Los Angeles. Passing the altar on one side and his assembled bishops on the other, he finally reached the man who was taking over his position as head of the nation's largest Roman Catholic archdiocese.
Mahony handed the crooked staff, known as a crosier, to Archbishop Jose Gomez, symbolizing one of the most ancient traditions of the church, the transfer of authority from one bishop to another."
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The malignant impact of this prelate will regrettably take decades to be undone. His pernicious reach goes far beyond Los Angeles, in both other clerics he has helped into the episcopacy, but most of all in how he used St. John's Seminary in Camarillo as an "Incubator for Neo-Modernism." Given the number of dioceses who have had students at St. John's while Mahoney's minions ruled, the egregious harm he will continue to cause is almost incalculable.
He will most be remembered for his mishandling of pedophile priests. The untold physical and mental tribulation that Mahoney's actions (or inactions) caused are unspeakable. They can only be outdone by the spiritual cancer caused by his brand of post-conciliar syncretic catholicism. In this latter instance, he matches the ruined bodies and minds of abused children with the loss of countless souls, for eternity, because of his laxity in guarding the Deposit of the Faith.
We should all pray that before Cardinal Mahoney passes he realizes what he has done and seeks forgiveness from the Almighty!