Thomas A. Droleskey
In an effort to prove that traditionalist clergymen are far from alone in taking to the internet to justify themselves before men whenever they are criticized or their alleged expertise on issues of Faith and Morals about which they are wrong is put into any question at all, Roger "Cardinal" Mahony has taken to the internet to defend himself before men after his successor as the conciliar "archbishop" of Los Angeles, Jose Gomez (see Putting Lipstick on the Conciliar Pig), "removed" him, whatever that means, from all "official" and "public" duties in the archdiocese even though he, Roger Mahony, his still able to stage the Protestant and Masonic liturgical service to which he is so wedded in a parish in the North Hollywood section of the City of Los Angeles, California.
Here is the text of the letter that Jose Gomez issued the following document upon the court-ordered release of thousands upon thousands of pages of documents proving Roger "Cardinal" Mahony's systematic protection and promotion of predatory clergyman who were steeped in perverse sins against the Sixth and Ninth Commandments that have glorified in archdiocesan schools and "religious education" programs and "adult education" series and, of course, the hideous Los Angeles Religious Education Congress that takes place every year at the Anaheim Convention Center on Katella Avenue, in Anaheim, California (which just happens to be located in the Diocese of Orange, California):
My brothers and sisters in Christ,
This week we are releasing the files of priests who sexually abused children while they were serving in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.
These files document abuses that happened decades ago. But that does not make them less serious.
I find these files to be brutal and painful reading. The behavior described in these files is terribly sad and evil. There is no excuse, no explaining away what happened to these children. The priests involved had the duty to be their spiritual fathers and they failed.
We need to acknowledge that terrible failure today. We need to pray for everyone who has ever been hurt by members of the Church. And we need to continue to support the long and painful process of healing their wounds and restoring the trust that was broken.
I cannot undo the failings of the past that we find in these pages. Reading these files, reflecting on the wounds that were caused, has been the saddest experience I’ve had since becoming your Archbishop in 2011.
My predecessor, retired Cardinal Roger Mahony, has expressed his sorrow for his failure to fully protect young people entrusted to his care. Effective immediately, I have informed Cardinal Mahony that he will no longer have any administrative or public duties. Auxiliary Bishop Thomas Curry has also publicly apologized for his decisions while serving as Vicar for Clergy. I have accepted his request to be relieved of his responsibility as the Regional Bishop of Santa Barbara.
To every victim of child sexual abuse by a member of our Church: I want to help you in your healing. I am profoundly sorry for these sins against you.
To every Catholic in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, I want you to know: We will continue, as we have for many years now, to immediately report every credible allegation of abuse to law enforcement authorities and to remove those credibly accused from ministry. We will continue to work, every day, to make sure that our children are safe and loved and cared for in our parishes, schools and in every ministry in the Archdiocese.
In the weeks ahead, I will address all of these matters in greater detail. Today is a time for prayer and reflection and deep compassion for the victims of child sexual abuse.
I entrust all of us and our children and families to the tender care and protection of our Blessed Mother Mary, Our Lady of Guadalupe and Our Lady of the Angels. (Statement of Layman Jose H. Gomez, Phony "Archbishop" of Los Angeles
This statement is an incredible piece of positivism, of spin-doctoring.
I mean, we are supposed to be believe that Jose H. Gomez did not know what was in the official documents that his archdiocese was forced to release to the public only after its attorneys spent much time in court to kept secret?
We are supposed to believe that Jose H. Gomez did not know about the extent to which his doctrinally, liturgically and morally corrupt predecessor sought to recruit, protect and promote clergymen who were inclined to the commission of the sin of Sodom?
Jose H. Gomez's statement is an insult to the intelligence of believing Catholics everywhere, no matter where they fall along the vast expanse of the ecclesiastical divide.
Roger Mahony's own attempt to justify himself before men is not only insulting, it is morally offensive:
In this letter I wish to outline briefly how the Archdiocese of Los Angeles and I responded to the evolving scandal of clergy sexual misconduct, especially involving minors.
Nothing in my own background or education equipped me to deal with this grave problem. In two years [1962—1964] spent in graduate school earning a Master’s Degree in Social Work, no textbook and no lecture ever referred to the sexual abuse of children. While there was some information dealing with child neglect, sexual abuse was never discussed.
Shortly after I was installed on September 5, 1985 I took steps to create an Office of the Vicar for the Clergy so that all our efforts in helping our priests could be located in one place. In the summer of 1986 I invited an attorney-friend from Stockton to address our priests during our annual retreat at St. John’s Seminary on the topic of the sexual abuse of minors. Towards the end of 1986 work began with the Council of Priests to develop policies and procedures to guide all of us in dealing with allegations of sexual misconduct. Those underwent much review across the Archdiocese, and were adopted in 1989.
During these intervening years a small number of cases did arise. I sought advice from several other Bishops across the country, including Cardinal John O’Connor of New York, Cardinal Joseph Bernardin of Chicago, and then Bishop Adam Maida of Green Bay. I consulted with our Episcopal Conference frequently. All the advice was to remove priests from active ministry if there was reasonable suspicion that abuse had occurred, and then refer them to one of the several residential treatment centers across the country for evaluation and recommendation.
This procedure was standard across the country for all Arch/Dioceses, for School Districts, for other Churches, and for all Youth Organizations that dealt with minors. We were never told that, in fact, following these procedures was not effective, and that perpetrators were incapable of being treated in such a way that they could safely pursue priestly ministry.
During the 1990s our own policies and procedures evolved and became more stringent. We had learned from the mistakes of the 1980s and the new procedures reflected this change. In 1994 we became one of the first Archdioceses in the world to institute a Sexual Abuse Advisory Board [SAAB] which gave helpful insights and recommendations to the Vicar for the Clergy on how to deal with these cases. Through the help of this Board, we moved towards a “zero tolerance” policy for clergy who had allegations against them which had proven true.
In 2002 we greatly expanded the SAAB group into the new Clergy Misconduct Oversight Board. They were instrumental in implementing the Charter for the Protection of Children and Youth and served as an invaluable body for me and our Archdiocese. They dealt with every case with great care, justice, and concern for our youth.
From 2003 to 2012 the Archdiocese underwent several Compliance Audits by professional firms retained for this purpose. Most Auditors were retired FBI agents, and extremely competent. Every single Audit concluded that the Archdiocese was in full compliance with the Charter.
When you were formally received as our Archbishop on May 26, 2010, you began to become aware of all that had been done here over the years for the protection of children and youth. You became our official Archbishop on March 1, 2011 and you were personally involved with the Compliance Audit of 2012—again, in which we were deemed to be in full compliance.
Not once over these past years did you ever raise any questions about our policies, practices, or procedures in dealing with the problem of clergy sexual misconduct involving minors.
I have stated time and time again that I made mistakes, especially in the mid-1980s. I apologized for those mistakes, and committed myself to make certain that the Archdiocese was safe for everyone.
Unfortunately, I cannot return now to the 1980s and reverse actions and decisions made then. But when I retired as the active Archbishop, I handed over to you an Archdiocese that was second to none in protecting children and youth. (Phony Mahony Mud Wrestles With Opus Dei's Jose Gomez.)
As noted, this is both insulting and morally offensive, admitting that it is very entertaining to see Gomez distance himself from Mahony while the latter reminds the world that Gomez knew all about his "record," including, of course, everything contained in the files that have now been released after years of archdiocesan legal wrangling to keep them locked up from public view.
Roger Mahony's self-serving effort to defend himself in such a disgusting manner is typical of a man who, as a true conciliar revolutionary of the "ultra-progressive" variety, has made war upon every vestige of Catholic truth an those who have sought to defend it, including Mother Angelica of the Eternal Word Television Network (Corrupt Chickens Come Home To Roost In Roger's Nest Of Apostates).
Excuse me, "Cardinal" Mahony, you needed to have had "course work" to recognize and to accept the simple Catholic fact that men who exhibit any kind of "attraction" for other men, whether by word or by deed, represented some a problem, no less an absolute, abject disqualification for the Holy Priesthood? Perhaps you should have had Jackie Boy for a seminary professor:
“Look,” he said on that first day in September of 1983. “You need to be
men in Christ’s priesthood. This is no place for wimps or pansies or
queers. If I even suspect you are a queer, I am going to boot your butt
out of this seminary. Do you hear me? Do you understand me?” he
exclaimed in no uncertain terms, turning his very large head with its
mane of white hair from side to side sticking out his jaw for emphasis
and blinking his eyes several times to make sure he had made his point.
“You are called to be celibates if you persevere in this man’s
priesthood. But if you tell me you don’t like girls, there’s something
wrong with you. Yeah, if you tell me you see a Number 10 walking down
the street and you’re not attracted to her, there are one of five
possibilities: Number 1, you are dead. Number 2, you are blind. Number
3, you are made of cement. Number 4, you are a liar. Number 5, you’re a
queer.” (Jackie Boy Remembered Yet Again.)
Excuse me, "Cardinal" Mahony, you needed to have had "course work" to recognize that a priest who had unnatural attractions to a nine-year old boy had to be removed from priestly ministry at once and sent to a monastery for the rest of his life so that he could be removed from any occasion of harming others as he made reparation for his unnatural, perverse inclinations?
Excuse me, "Cardinal" Mahony, you needed to have had "course work" to recognize that the sin of Sodom cries out to Heaven for vengeance?
I suppose you needed to have had "course work" to recognize that willful murder, which you have enabled by means of your coddling of one pro-abortion politician after another, has to be opposed with words evocative of these written by Pope Pius XI in Casti Connubii, December 31, 1930:
Those who hold the reins of government should not forget that it is the
duty of public authority by appropriate laws and sanctions to defend the
lives of the innocent, and this all the more so since those whose lives
are endangered and assailed cannot defend themselves. Among whom we
must mention in the first place infants hidden in the mother's womb. And
if the public magistrates not only do not defend them, but by their
laws and ordinances betray them to death at the hands of doctors or of
others, let them remember that God is the Judge and Avenger of innocent
blood which cried from earth to Heaven. (Pope Pius XI, Casti Connubii, December 30, 1930.)
What kind of "course work" did Saint Peter Damian need to have to write about the abominable sin you and your apparatchiks have enabled and promoted at every turn while you have undermined and flouted the just immigration laws of the United States of America and made warfare against every aspect of Catholic Faith, Worship, Morals and pastoral praxis?
Roger Mahony, permit me to introduce you to Saint Peter Damian:
Without fail it brings death to the body and destruction to the soul. It
pollutes the flesh, extinguishes the light of the mind, expels the Holy
Spirit from the temple of the human heart, and gives entrance to the
devil, the stimulator of lust. It leads to error, totally removes truth
from the deluded mind. …It opens up hell and closes the gates of
paradise. …It is this vice that violates temperance, slays modesty,
strangles chastity, and slaughters virginity. …It defiles all things,
sullies all things, pollutes all things. …This vice excludes a man from
the assembled choir of the Church. …it separates the soul from God to
associate it with demons. This utterly diseased queen of Sodom renders
him who obeys the laws of her tyranny infamous to men and odious to God.
…She strips her knights of the armor of virtue, exposing them to be
pierced by the spears of every vice. …She humiliates her slave in the
church and condemns him in court; she defiles him in secret and
dishonors him in public; she gnaws at his conscience like a worm and
consumes his flesh like fire …this unfortunate man (he) is deprived of
all moral sense, his memory fails, and the mind’s vision is darkened.
Unmindful of God, he also forgets his own identity. This disease erodes
the foundation of faith, saps the vitality of hope, dissolves the bond
of love. It makes away with justice, demolishes fortitude, removes
temperance, and blunts the edge of prudence. Shall I say more? (Randy Engel, (Mrs. Randy Engel, The Rite of Sodomy, p. 53. See also If Them, Why Not Others?)
Your "course work," Roger Mahony, has consisted in minimizing and enabling the sin of Sodom. You may deny this before men. You will not be able to deny this before Christ the King, Whose immutable teaching and Social Kingship you have mocked and rejected at every turn while doing the bidding of His ancient enemies (see Yes, Sir, Master Scribe).
What "course work," Roger Mahony, did Pope Saint Pius V, whose Missale Romanum you so despise and disparage because it represents the antithesis of your false, anthropocentric religion, need to remind his bishops of the just punishment due to clerics caught in the sin whose commission you said you were unprepared by your "course work" to handle properly?
That horrible crime, on account of which corrupt and obscene
cities were destroyed by fire through divine condemnation, causes us
most bitter sorrow and shocks our mind, impelling us to repress such a
crime with the greatest possible zeal.
Quite opportunely the Fifth Lateran Council [1512-1517] issued this
decree: "Let any member of the clergy caught in that vice against nature
. . . be removed from the clerical order or forced to do penance in a monastery"
(chap. 4, X, V, 31). So that the contagion of such a grave offense may
not advance with greater audacity by taking advantage of impunity, which
is the greatest incitement to sin, and so as to more severely punish
the clerics who are guilty of this nefarious crime and who are not
frightened by the death of their souls, we determine that they should be
handed over to the severity of the secular authority, which enforces
Therefore, wishing to pursue with the greatest rigor that which we have
decreed since the beginning of our pontificate, we establish that any
priest or member of the clergy, either secular or regular, who commits
such an execrable crime, by force of the present law be deprived of
every clerical privilege, of every post, dignity and ecclesiastical
benefit, and having been degraded by an ecclesiastical judge,
let him be immediately delivered to the secular authority to be put to
death, as mandated by law as the fitting punishment for laymen who have
sunk into this abyss. (Pope Saint Pius V, Horrendum illud scelus, August 30, 1568)
Just a slightly different
approach, wouldn't you say, Roger Mahony?
A true pope understood the horror of such a
detestable sin on the part of the clergy and sought to administer
punishment to serve as a medicinal corrective for other priests and to
demonstrate to the laity the horrific nature of such a moral crime. You, a
false "bishop," sought to protect your institution and your corrupt clerical club. Quite a different approach.
good readers, I am not suggesting the revival of this penalty in a world where it
would not be understood and where the offender would be made a "martyr"
for the cause of perversity, only pointing out the fact that the Catholic Church teaches that clerics and others in ecclesiastical authority who
are guilty of serious moral crimes are deserving of punishment, not
protection, by their bishops. Such is the difference yet again between
Catholicism and conciliarism.
Roger Mahony does not see this as so because he is lacking that which was possessed in Its totality by Saints Peter Damian and Pius V: the Catholic Faith.
What more is there to be said other than to note that Jose Gomez has shown himself to be a moral coward by issuing by claiming to be shocked by the contents of the documents his own legal team sought to keep private and that Roger Mahony is a shameless enabler of those who are inclined to and/or immersed in the very sin of Sodom that cries out to Heaven for vengeance.
Let the conciliar revolutions engage in mud wrestling.
We must be about the business of making acts of reparation for our own sins to the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary.
The final victory belongs to the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary. We place our trust in her as we keep her Divine Son company in His Real Presence in the Most Blessed Sacrament and as we console His Most Sacred Heart through her own Immaculate Heart by praying as many Rosaries of reparation as we can each day. And, most importantly, let us never forget to keep a good supply of Green Scapulars and blessed Miraculous Medals on our persons at all times so that we can help the souls who have been so devastated by conciliarism get their way into the catacombs, where they can be served by true bishops and true bishops without any shadow of concession to conciliarism or to the false shepherds found within its structures who have done so much to promote the very thing that caused Our Lord to suffer in His Sacred Humanity and pierced Our Lady's Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart so painfully, sin.
Our Lady of Fatima, pray for us that we may be conscious of our own need to make reparation for our own sins so that those who persist in sin unrepentantly and promote it openly in the conciliar structures may repent publicly and return to the fold of the Catholic Faith before they die.
Viva Cristo Rey! Vivat Christus Rex!
Isn't it time to pray a Rosary now?
Our Lady of Fatima, pray for us.
Saint Joseph, pray for us.
Saints Peter and Paul, pray for us.
Saint John the Baptist, pray for us.
Saint John the Evangelist, pray for us.
Saint Michael the Archangel, pray for us.
Saint Gabriel the Archangel, pray for us.
Saint Raphael the Archangel, pray for us.
Saints Joachim and Anne, pray for us
Saint Blase, pray for us.
See also: A Litany of Saints