(CatholicVoteAction.Org) - I am hearing, on reliable authority, that the Cardinal Archbishop of Los Angeles, Roger Mahony, has approved a coadjutor bishop recently selected for him by the Holy See. This news – and the name – will be publicly announced “soon.”THE CATHOLIC KNIGHT: I was going to title this blog entry "Ding Dong The Witch Is Dead," but I thought that euphemism might be too harsh. Then again, maybe not. Let's just consider it a subtitle for now.
This new bishop, once announced and appointed, will automatically succeed Mahony as the Archbishop of Los Angeles as soon as Mahony retires, presumably before Mahony’s mandatory retirement at age 75 (February 27, 2011). Mahony has said that the current class of seminarians will be the last one he personally ordains....
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So it looks like God's Rottweiler, our beloved German Shepherd in Rome, saw fit to relieve good ol' Mahony from his duties as quickly as possible - more than a full year before his mandatory retirement age. It speaks volumes in the face of other bishops who are being kept on well beyond their mandatory retirement age, simply because the pope wants to keep the orthodox ones around for a while. If you ask me he couldn't retire this epic failure Mahony quickly enough. From the monstrosity of a "cathedral" he's built, to the New Age style of worship he's sanctioned, to the loss of faith of millions of Catholics under his watch, to the lack of good catechises throughout the area, to the assembly-line religion he's created, to the coddling of homosexual rights groups, to the largest sex-abuse and cover-up scandal on the North American continent; Cardinal Roger Mahony has sure left his mark on Catholicism in Southern California.
Harsh? I don't think so.
That hideous cathedral Mahony had built stands as a monument to the havoc he wreaked on the Catholic faith during his quarter-century long reign of terror. Resembling a Borg spaceship from the science-fiction television series Star Trek, this twisted box of a temple hosted some of the most bazaar worship services ever seen in Catholic history. "Resistance is futile!" became the motto of Mahony's administration, as any shred of traditional orthodoxy was cast aside in favor of the enigmatic "spirit of Vatican II," invoked by all the progressive advocates of "change" within the Church today. So long as that "cathedral" stands it will serve as a constant reminder of the wound inflicted by Mahony on the people of the Archdiocese. The best thing his replacement could do is sell it! Sell it to the Church of Scientology! Lord knows they've got the money, and it's architecture perfectly fits the convoluted religion they peddle. With the proceeds the Archdiocese could make a down payment on the multimillion dollar sex-abuse settlement which again happened under Mahony's watch. Beyond that I really wouldn't know where to begin with the reforms needed for the Archdiocese. Perhaps if the incoming Archbishop could take Los Angeles back to a simpler kind of old-fashioned traditional Spanish Catholicism everyone would benefit. Then the Archdiocese could, for the first time in a long time, get back the the business of just being Catholic.