And you know, his job is safe. That's the thing that I cannot understand, and never will understand about the Catholic Church: why the Vatican continues to allow malfeasants like Mahony to remain in office. John Paul removed Bishop Gaillot, a far-left French bishop, for (thoroughly justified) theological reasons. But somehow, a Cardinal Mahony, who has done far more damage to the Church, skates. It makes no sense to me. I'm no longer a Catholic, as you know, and I'm not angry (anymore) at the Catholic Church, but honestly, this "stand by the bishop no matter what he's done, short of a crime" strategy is so damaging to the Church's authority. Yes?Sadly...yes.
Wednesday, July 18, 2007
Rod Dreher on Cardinal Mahony: