In Los Angeles, Cardinal Roger Mahony
(pictured below) is retiring at age 75 from his position as the top Catholic of the Los Angeles diocese. He leaves behind a record of being a major figure in the Church`s pedophile priest sex scandals and being a tireless booster for illegal aliens. He will be remembered for signing the most enormous payout by far in the Church`s sex abuse lawsuits
: over $600 million for the victims of priest predation. Mahony personally protected rapacious priests from the law
and allowed a dozen known pedophiles to continue to work around children.
Too bad Mahony isn`t going directly to jail
from his big expensive cathedral
, but he hunkered down successfully against criticism - which somehow never extended to the prosecutor`s office. Apparently it`s good to be the Cardinal.
Local Mexicans are pleased to have a genuine member of their tribe
as the replacement archbishop rather than a pale panderer. The new guy, Jose Gomez, was born in Monterrey, Mexico
, and he has gotten favorable reviews among many of the 70 percent
of the LA diocese`s five million Catholics who are hispanic.
The good news is the pedophile`s defender is leaving his royal throne. The bad news is Mahony has stated his intention of dedicating his retirement years to achieving amnesty for illegal aliens.
Wouldn`t gardening be a more productive hobby than shredding American society by the promotion of lawbreaking?
Cardinal Mahony Retires, ABC News, February 27, 2011FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) - Cardinal Roger Mahony retired Sunday as Archbishop of Los Angeles after nearly 50 years in the catholic priesthood.Back in December Cardinal Mahony presided over Bishop John Steinbock`s funeral service in Fresno.Now the Hollywood native says he plans to dedicate himself fulltime to the fight for immigration reform.But the cardinal`s career will be tainted by a clergy abuse scandal that began when he was bishop of Stockton.The scandal resulted in a $600 million settlement with more than 500 plaintiffs.Mahony is turned 75-years old Sunday and will be succeeded by Archbishop Jose Gomez.