Yes, Sir, Master Scribe
by Thomas A. Droleskey
And they came to Jerusalem. And when he was entered into the temple, he began to cast out them that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the moneychangers, and the chairs of them that sold doves.
And he suffered not that any man should carry a vessel through the temple; And he taught, saying to them: Is it not written, My house shall be called the house of prayer to all nations? But you have made it a den of thieves. Which when the chief priests and the scribes had heard, they sought how they might destroy him. For they feared him, because the whole multitude was in admiration at his doctrine. (Mark 11: 15-18.)
One can always count on the conciliarists, who have made the houses of God into dens of thieves, to do the bidding, at least in most instances of their Talmudic masters. Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI has fallen all over himself in the past six weeks to prove his bona fides to the people who deny the one and only Holocaust, that which Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ offered of Himself to His Co-Equal and Co-Eternal Father in Spirit and in Truth on the wood of the Holy Cross in atonement for our sins, bowing and scraping to those who promote chemical and surgical abortion under cover-of-law, those who worship the devil by means of the Talmud that blasphemes Our Lord and His Most Blessed Mother.
One conciliar "bishop" after another, men who never stand up for doctrinal exactitude or to even wag a finger at pro-abortion politicians, have stood up on their hind legs to denounce with thunderclaps of fury Bishop Richard Williamson's recently televised remarks about the nature and extent of the crimes committed by the agents of the Third Reich during World War II.
The conciliar "bishop" of Regensburg, Germany, in whose diocese a Society of Saint Pius X Seminary exists, has used the Bishop Williamson matter to ban the Society from ordaining any more men to the priesthood in his diocese. Other "bishops" in Europe have joined in the game of "piling on" in order to curry favor with the scribes who hate Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ as they seek to promote one abject evil after another under cover of the civil law and in every aspect of popular culture.
Sean "Cardinal" O'Malley, the conciliar "archbishop" of Boston, Massachusetts, has made his own obeisances before adherents of the Talmud, stating that the atrocities committed by the Third Reich against Jews represented the "worst crime in human history" (see No Crime Is Worse Than Deicide).
Not to be outdone in the condemnation of Bishop Williamson is the conciliar "archbishop" of Los Angeles, California, Roger "Cardinal" Mahony, who is under Federal investigation by the office of the United States Attorney for the Central District of California for his role in protecting and promoting priests who committed perverse acts against the Sixth and Ninth Commandments upon minor children and adults. Yes, Roger Mahony, has found someone he can denounce with a thunderous fury as he placates the scribes who help to fund his incessant warfare against the Catholic Faith: Bishop Richard Williamson.
Here is the report from the Associated Press:
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Cardinal Roger Mahony on Tuesday took the unusual step of banning Holocaust-denying British Bishop Richard Williamson from any Roman Catholic church, school or other facility in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.
"Holocaust deniers like Williamson will find no sympathetic ear or place of refuge in the Catholic Church, of which he is not — and may never become — a member," said a commentary signed jointly by Mahony, head of the nation's largest archdiocese, and two officials of the American Jewish Committee.
"The cardinal wishes to send a clear signal to the Jewish community that Williamson is not a member or even welcome in the Catholic Church until he renounces his views," said Tod Tamberg, spokesman for the archdiocese.
"The cardinal also wanted to signal that he is in full agreement with the Vatican that Williamson must apologize for and distance himself from his views," he added.
Mahony's measure is the latest repudiation of Williamson since January, when the Vatican announced that his excommunication was being lifted. That same day, Swedish television aired a previously taped interview in which Williamson denied that gas chambers existed and said that 200,000 to 300,000 Jews, not 6 million, perished in Nazi concentration camps.
The ensuing outrage caused Pope Benedict XVI to suspend lifting the excommunication, saying Williamson could only be reconciled with the church if he publicly retracts and apologizes for his Holocaust denial.
The government of Argentina, where Williamson had headed a seminary since 2003, ordered him expelled and prosecutors in Germany, where the interview was taped and where Holocaust denial is a crime, launched a criminal investigation.
Williamson, who is one of four excommunicated members of an ultra-traditionalist Catholic group, the Society of St. Pius X, apologized for offending people, but did not indicate that he had changed his views.
Mahony's ban was contained in a commentary published in the online edition of The Tidings, the archdiocese's newspaper. The cardinal stated that the ban would remain "until he and his group comply fully and unequivocally with the Vatican's directives regarding the Holocaust."
The commentary was also signed by Rabbi Gary Greenebaum, U.S. director of interreligious affairs of the American Jewish Committee, and Seth Brysk, the committee's Los Angeles executive director.
There is no indication that Williamson, who is currently living in Britain, is planning to visit Los Angeles, but the commentary noted that "many religious and civic leaders have used his situation to acknowledge the Holocaust and to affirm its unique and terrible place in history."
The ban resulted from Mahony's meeting two weeks ago with Greenebaum and Brysk.
Greenebaum said he requested the meeting to discuss the Vatican's flip-flopping position on Williamson.
The cardinal took him aback by suggesting the ban, Greenebaum said.
"It took me by surprise a little bit," he said. "It's a very strong, very welcome statement."
Religion experts said Mahony's ban is largely symbolic, but believed to be unprecedented.
"I don't know how it would be enforced," said Philip A. Cunningham, director of the Jewish-Catholic Institute at St. Joseph's University in Philadelphia. "But having positive relations with the Jewish community is important to the cardinal."
Mahony said he plans to visit the Yad Vashem Memorial in Jerusalem this year. (Cardinal Mahony bans Holocaust-denier from L.A. archdiocese).
Here is the "joint statement" that the "courageous" Roger Mahony, protector of perverted priests and molester of the Catholic Faith and friend of pro-abortion politicians, issued with adherents of the blasphemous Talmud:
In January, Pope Benedict XVI lifted the excommunication of four bishops of a small ultra-traditionalist group that broke from the Catholic Church over the reforms of the Second Vatican Council. The pope's action might have passed largely unnoticed had not one of the bishops, Richard Williamson, questioned the historicity of the Holocaust in a previously-taped television interview that was broadcast the very day his excommunication was lifted.
Williamson's outrageous comments set off alarm bells among Jews and Catholics alike. Jews wondered whether the lifting of Williamson's excommunication suggested that anti-Semitism and Holocaust denial would be seen as acceptable positions for those within the Catholic Church. Both Jews and Catholics questioned why the Vatican apparently had not thoroughly investigated Williamson, an unrepentant Holocaust denier and open anti-Semite, prior to the lifting of his excommunication.
Subsequent statements by the Vatican and the pope reiterated the Catholic Church's deep respect and esteem for the Jewish people, while sharply rebuking Williamson and other Holocaust deniers. In a mid-February meeting with American Jewish leaders at the Vatican, Pope Benedict said that denying or minimizing the Holocaust "is intolerable and altogether unacceptable." He added, "This terrible chapter in our history must never be forgotten."
Also reassuring to Catholics and Jews was the Vatican's declaration that the Society of St. Pius X, the group to which Williamson belongs, must fully recognize the Second Vatican Council and the legitimacy of all the popes from Pope John XXIII to Benedict XVI before it can rejoin the Catholic Church. The Vatican also singled out Williamson, saying that before he can be reconciled with the Catholic Church he must distance himself in an "absolutely unequivocal and public way" from his positions regarding the Holocaust.
Williamson's recent "apologies" fall far short of satisfying the letter or the spirit of the Vatican's directives. Yet while Williamson seems unwilling or unable to reject his odious positions, many religious and civic leaders have used his situation to acknowledge the Holocaust and to affirm its unique and terrible place in history.
We are heartened by the many leaders around the world who have rejected Williamson's views. In particular, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, and Argentine Minister of the Interior Florencio Randazzo, whose country recently expelled Williamson, not to mention nearly 50 Catholic members of the U.S. Congress who wrote to the Vatican to express their concerns.
In the Los Angeles Archdiocese, Williamson is hereby banned from entering any Catholic church, school or other facility, until he and his group comply fully and unequivocally with the Vatican's directives regarding the Holocaust. Later this year, I, Cardinal Mahony, will visit Israel and pay my respects to the Jewish victims of the Holocaust at the Yad Vashem Memorial in Jerusalem.
Holocaust deniers like Williamson will find no sympathetic ear or place of refuge in the Catholic Church, of which he is not --- and may never become --- a member. In rejecting the Second Vatican Council, the Society of St. Pius X and Williamson also reject Nostra Aetate ("In Our Time"), one of the most remarkable documents to come out of the Second Vatican Council. Published in 1965, the document changed forever the Catholic Church's fundamental understanding of other religions, including Jews and Judaism.
In Nostra Aetate, the Church explicitly rejects the charge of deicide against the Jews, and affirms the kinship between the Catholic and Jewish faiths. "The Church, mindful of the patrimony she shares with the Jews and moved not by political reasons but by the Gospel's spiritual love, decries hatred, persecutions, displays of anti-Semitism, directed against Jews at any time and by anyone."
Let us remember that the American Jewish Committee worked closely with the Vatican at the time of the Council toward the creation of Nostra Aetate. The horror of the Holocaust, which took place a mere 20 years before, certainly was fresh in the minds of Catholic leaders as they composed the document.
Admittedly, the past two months have been difficult for Jews and Catholics. However, we can take heart that Catholic-Jewish relations in Southern California remain strong. Our commitment to this relationship is exemplified in the many initiatives that bring us together, like the annual InterSem Retreat for seminarians from various denominations; Model Seders that teach Catholic school students about this important Jewish ritual; and, the Catholic-Jewish Educational Enrichment Program, which educates our children and future leaders in each other's traditions.
For our part, as Catholic and Jewish leaders in Los Angeles, we recognize that only by working together with renewed vigilance will we be able to keep anti-Semitism at bay and prevent its reassertion as a legitimate expression.
Cardinal Roger Mahony is Archbishop of Los Angeles; Gary Greenebaum is U.S. Director of Interreligious Affairs of the American Jewish Committee; and Seth Brysk is Los Angeles Executive Director of the American Jewish Committee. A report on InterSem will appear in The Tidings' March 13 issue. (Catholic-Jewish relations: Resilient in face of Williamson episode)
Yes, this is the same Roger Mahony, whose archdiocese has had to pay out close to $1,000,000,000 to victims of his spiritual and legal malfeasance (see The Six Hundred Million Dollar Man and His Friends).
This is the same Roger Mahony who, as the conciliar "bishop" of Stockton, California, protected Father Oliver O'Grady despite receiving reports his abusing children:
A documentary film featuring an extraordinarily candid interview with a former priest convicted of molesting children has heightened interest among law enforcement officials here in considering a criminal case against Cardinal Roger M. Mahony, says a prosecutor who has been investigating sexual abuse cases involving priests.
In the documentary, “Deliver Us From Evil,” the former priest, Oliver O’Grady, describes how he abused young boys and girls across central California over 20 years, including a period in the 1980’s when Cardinal Mahony was his superior as the bishop in Stockton.
The former priest, who lives in Ireland, said he was able to continue abusing children in part because of actions by Cardinal Mahony, who now heads the country’s largest Roman Catholic archdiocese, here in Los Angeles, and is among the church’s most influential American leaders. Mr. O’Grady says in the film that as bishop in Stockton, the cardinal moved him from parish to parish in the face of abuse accusations.
“The film does certainly charge the atmosphere here in Los Angeles,” said William Hodgman, the top deputy of the target crimes division of the Los Angeles District Attorney’s office, who coordinated prosecutions of priests in Los Angeles.
The film also “will fuel ongoing consideration as to whether Cardinal Mahony and others engaged in criminal activity,” Mr. Hodgman added.
Joe Scott, a spokesman for the district attorney, Steve Cooley, confirmed that characterization.
The lawyer for the Los Angeles archdiocese, Michael Hennigan, said Friday, “If Mr. Hodgman is suggesting in any way that the cardinal is the subject of a criminal investigation, he is being irresponsible and in our judgment is committing prosecutorial misconduct.”
Mr. O’Grady, who confessed to abusing boys and girls as young as 9 months old and also adult women, said in the documentary that “I should have been removed” from the priesthood by Cardinal Mahony. In 1993, he was convicted on four counts of “lewd and lascivious” acts with two preteen brothers and served seven years in prison.
Cardinal Mahony, who was the bishop in Stockton from 1980 to 1985, when he was appointed archbishop of Los Angeles, has disputed Mr. O’Grady’s account of events. His spokesman, Tod Tamberg, said Mr. O’Grady’s comments in the documentary were not believable.
“The film rests on the credibility of a convicted child molester who lied to his bishop, to his therapists, to the families of the young people he abused and to law enforcement,” Mr. Tamberg said. “He is the classic pedophile. He lies to conceal his activity from public view.”
But Mr. Hodgman said officials in the district attorney’s office believed that Mr. O’Grady’s revelations in the documentary, along with documents obtained from the archdiocese through subpoena, had given new evidentiary muscle in determining whether criminal acts were committed in handling pedophilic priests.
Mr. Hodgman, who appears in the documentary, declined to comment about the content of the documents, which he said his office had spent several years trying to obtain.
In a telephone interview on Thursday from Ireland, Mr. O’Grady maintained that he informed Cardinal Mahony of his “situation” while working as a priest in Stockton. “I told him I would go to counseling and he said fine,” Mr. O’Grady said. “We thought I had resolved it.”
The film was written and directed by Amy Berg, a former television producer. It features a taped deposition from 1997 stemming from a civil trial in Stockton in which the brothers in the criminal case against Mr. O’Grady brought suit against the local diocese, alleging that its bishops — including Cardinal Mahony — failed to prevent Mr. O’Grady from having contact with children in the face of evidence of his history of abuse.
In that deposition, Cardinal Mahony denied having known that Mr. O’Grady was a pedophile. The brothers’ lawyers presented a police report about Mr. O’Grady’s being accused of molestation along with a 1976 letter to one victim, an 11-year-old girl, in which Mr. O’Grady admitted molesting her.
In a 2004 deposition related to civil trials in Los Angeles, Cardinal Mahony stated that expressing sexual urges toward a 9-year-old would not be automatic cause for removing a priest from duty. He also said he barely knew Mr. O’Grady, though lawyers in the cases presented warm letters exchanged between the two.
In the Stockton civil case, a jury awarded $30 million in damages to the brothers in 1998, an award reduced to $7 million in negotiations. According to news media accounts at the time, jurors said they did not find Cardinal Mahony’s testimony, that he was unaware of Mr. O’Grady’s proclivities, credible.
“I was in Stockton for that trial,” said David Clohessy, the national director of Survivors Network of Those Abused by Priests. “The jurors were crystal clear that they didn’t buy what he was saying.”
The Los Angeles district attorney’s office is currently prosecuting or investigating several criminal cases of sexual abuse by priests in Los Angeles County, where there are also more than 500 civil suits, some naming Cardinal Mahony.
In September, a man from Mexico City filed suit against the Diocese of Tehuacán, Mexico, the Archdiocese of Los Angeles and Cardinal Mahony and his counterpart in Tehuacán, alleging that the two of them transferred a priest to the United States in 1987 despite knowing he had molested minors in Mexico.
The district attorney has had protracted battles with the archdiocese over obtaining church records, and has long examined Cardinal Mahony’s criminal culpability in the unresolved cases, Mr. Hodgman said.
Criminal cases against church leaders are rare and extraordinarily difficult to pursue. Legal experts said prosecutors might hope Mr. O’Grady’s statements would help them establish a pattern of Cardinal Mahony responding inadequately to reports of abuse.
“What the movie does is confirm that this was a longstanding practice of covering up,” said Prof. Marci A. Hamilton of the Benjamin N. Cardozo Law School in New York, who is an expert on church-state cases. “It corroborates evidence. But whether the movie by itself could be aired in the courtroom is another issue” (Film on Perverted Priest Revives Focus on Cardinal - New York Times.)
Here is the exact question posted to Mahony during that 2004 deposition in the Oliver O'Grady case, replete with Mahony's despicable answer:
Q. My question's a little different than that. If if it had come to your attention that Father O'Grady told a your Vicar General that he had sexual urges towards a 9 year old or a 10 year old or 13 an 11 year old, is that cause to remove him from ministry?
A. No.(Deposition of Roger Mahony (11/23/04), Part 2)
Ah, yes, this is the man that has the moral fiber to denounce with such "courage" Bishop Richard Williamson with the full support of the Talmudic rabbis who deny the one and only Holocaust that Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ made of Himself on the wood of the Holy Cross. That Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI has kept this spiritual and moral monster in power to offend God and to deform souls after this deposition became public speaks volumes about the false "pontiff's" unwillingness to discharge what he should understand to be his duties to protect the souls from such ravenous wolves. Then again, how can a man who offends God by esteeming the symbols of false religions with his own priestly hands and who participates in egregious pseudo-liturgies condemn anyone else as a ravenous wolf when his own words and deeds prove him to be but a hireling in shepherds' clothing?
This is the same Roger Mahony who has enabled every pro-abortion politician in California imaginable, permitting the quintessential pro-abortion named President William Jefferson Blythe Clinton to speak from the pulpit at the now closed Saint Vibiana's Cathedral.
This is the same Roger Mahony who has urged citizens of foreign nations to break the just immigration laws of the United States of America so that they enter and stay in this country illegally while profiting from all manner of "social services" as a result.
This is the same Roger Mahony who has enabled every dissenting Catholic theologian imaginable in the annual festival of apostasy that calls itself the Los Angeles Religious Education Congress, held at the Anaheim Convention Center (which is located in the Diocese of Orange, currently under the control of conciliar "bishop" Tod Brown, a schoolmate of Mahony's at Saint John's Seminary in Camarillo, a man who is notorious for his own brand of the protection of those who have molested the bodies and souls of countless numbers of Catholics). (See a review of the agenda of this "congress" and its association with Call to Action, Which religion is promoted at Catholic congress?)
This is the same Roger Mahony who called for the "de-Europeanization" of the liturgy in his infamous "pastoral letter" of 1997, thereafter going on the warpath after Mother Angelica, the foundress of the Eternally Wishful Television Network (EWTN), after she criticized the pastoral letter in a Mother Angelica Live presentation. To the shock of many "conservative" Catholics, the conciliar authorities under Karol Wojtyla/John Paul II sided with Mahony, not Mother Angelica.
This is the same Roger Mahony who spent $200,000,000 to build the "Taj Mahony" astride the Hollywood Freeway, US-101, in Los Angeles to enshrine his thoroughly Modernist beliefs liturgically, including an amphitheater style of seating that slopes down to the table, which is set apart from the seats by a small rise, signifying nothing other than a stage. An article I wrote for The Remnant in early-2003 was entitled "The New Puritans," thus describing Mahony's desire to eradicate any vestige of Catholicism from Catholic art, architecture, worship and the Faith itself.
This is the same Roger Mahony who took blood money from out-and-out pro-aborts, as I reported eight years ago now, some five years before I admitted publicly that those who defect form the Faith cannot hold ecclesiastical office legitimately (you will thus have to pardon my references in the article below to the apostates as legitimate holders of office in the Catholic Church):
The vestigial aftereffects of both Original Sin and our own actual sins incline us to sin. The Catholic Church has long categorized seven sins as being the deadly trees from which all other sins branch out in our lives. Pride, greed, lust, envy, anger, gluttony, and covetousness are the seven deadly sins. Although they are separate and distinct from each other, it is nevertheless true that they intersect with one another.
It is no exaggeration to state that the capital or deadly sin of Pride is the queen of all sins, as it was the sin of Pride that Adam and Eve committed in the Garden of Eden when they disobeyed God by eating of the fruit of the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil. Ultimately, each sin we commit is related to Pride in that we place ourselves and our disordered desires above a love of God and the teaching He has deposited in Holy Mother Church. “Pride goeth before a fall.” Indeed.
Sadly, it is frequently the case that the rich and the powerful believe that they are exempt from God’s immutable laws. Usually, although not always, the rich and powerful people who believe that their money and fame exempt them from all moral truths have come by their money and power deceitfully; at the very least, they have come by it by participating in the cultural or commercial promotion of sin for their own profit and empowerment.
To wit, most of those who have made a great deal of money (and have thus acquired a good deal of fame) in the entertainment industry during the past 30 years have actively participated in undermining the objective moral truths that can be known with certainty by the use of reason and that have been revealed definitively in the person of the God-Man and taught in His Name and on His authority by Holy Mother Church. Almost all aspects of contemporary music, TV, theater, motion pictures, books, magazines, and other media outlets exist to promote the glorification of a relativistic and atheistic view of the world. Indeed, much money is made by those who promote direct attacks on the very tenets of the true Church, enabling addle-brained fallen-away Catholics to have a forum to express their contempt for the very means our Lord instituted to help them to get to Heaven.
Similarly, those who acquire political power come to believe that they are exempt from God’s laws, as I wrote in my column of February 13 , “The Powerful Never Learn.” Many of our own people use their political careers to promote the nonexistent “right” of women to slaughter their unborn children. Others, such as Joseph Mondello, the Republican Party boss of Nassau County, Long Island, New York, actively recruit pro-aborts to run for office on their party’s line as pro-lifers. That was a role that Sen. Alfonse D’Amato performed quite boldly from 1990 until his self-inflicted defeat elevated Democratic Rep. Charles Schumer to the Senate in 1998. However, Mondello and D’Amato are still considered Catholics in good standing, perhaps largely because they contribute generously to their local parishes. The same is true of former Rep. Rick Lazio, who is a parishioner in good standing in his parish on Long Island even though he, like New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani, supports the destruction of our Lord mystically in the persons of unborn children by means of abortion.
The phenomenon — becoming more common — of Republican Catholic pro-aborts’ trying to cover their sins with the blood money they contribute to the Church rests on the long-standing receptivity given by one parish after another to Democratic pro-aborts. Indeed, Connecticut Sen. Christopher Dodd’s blood-money contribution to St. Joseph’s School in North Grovernorsdale, Conn., was so important to Norwich, Conn., Bishop Daniel Hart in 1996 that the parish’s temporary administrator, Father George Parker, was told he was not in the running to be the parish’s permanent pastor after he returned Dodd’s blood-money contribution. Blood money talks. It talks loudly.
True, blood money has always talked in the Church. Fallen men have made up the human element of the Mystical Body of Christ in the Church Militant from her very beginning. Some have resisted temptation and scaled the heights of great sanctity. Others, however, have succumbed to the blandishments offered by the rich and the powerful. The Church is divinely founded and maintained. She will last until the end of time. The fact that she has survived for nearly two millennia despite the bad example given by the weak men who have composed her human element is one of the negative proofs for her indefectibility. Nothing that was merely of human origin and composition could possibly have survived the repeated efforts of those in prominent positions of ecclesiastical authority to scandalize the faithful and aggrandize themselves. And, too, each of us plays a role in the undermining of the Church. Each one of our sins wounds the Mystical Body of Christ and inclines us to sin all the more. None of us is exempt from responsibility for the state of the Church and thus of the world. That having been noted, however, those men are directly responsible for their own actions who do give bad example by succumbing to the blandishments of the rich and the powerful to pervert the Faith or elicit what is in effect a Church blessing for moral evils.
It was not so very long ago that many pastors looked the other way as their Mafioso parishioners became wealthy by plying their evil trades. Mafia chieftains were given full requiem Masses when they died. They were married with special honors. Many of their children were baptized in private baptismal ceremonies. After all, some of the pastors rationalized, they had no direct knowledge of how their parishioners made their money. Pastors of souls thus accepted blood money from blood suckers and merchants of eternal death who made money by profiting from the weakness of others and by tempting people into lives of abject evil (especially through prostitution and pornography and gambling). To his credit, the late Terence Cardinal Cooke, Archbishop of New York from 1968 to 1983, put an end to Masses of Christian Burial (as they are now called) for notorious public sinners such as Mafia chieftains.
Unfortunately, many in the hierarchy are still catering to those among the rich and the powerful who have come by their money or power illicitly. Enter Roger Cardinal Mahony, Archbishop of Los Angeles.
Cardinal Mahony has been very friendly to the monied forces within the Democratic Party. As should be reasonably well known by anyone familiar with my writing, I am a critic of the Republican Party, pointing out over and over again that most of its so-called pro-life officeholders are not pro-life at all. They are simply less pro-abortion than some other politicians, and they have absolutely no intention of putting their political careers on the line to try to defend the sanctity of all innocent human life without exception. However, the Democratic Party is institutionally committed to the promotion of the very thing that caused our Blessed Lord and Savior Jesus Christ to suffer once in His Sacred Humanity on the wood of the Holy Cross (and which wounds His Mystical Body today) — sin — as a matter of public policy and established “constitutional rights.” How can a person say he loves our Lord and yet promote the very thing that caused Him to suffer His horrible death by Crucifixion on the wood of the Holy Cross? It is one thing to sin and to express sorrow for it in the Sacrament of Penance. It is quite another to persist in sin unrepentantly, worse yet to promote it under cover of law, which is what the Democratic Party does in its national and state platforms.
Cardinal Mahony has not only looked the other way at all of that. No, he has done far more. Cardinal Roger Mahony has close friendships with powerful men in the Democratic Party, some of whom felt close enough to him to importune him to write a letter in support of the pardon application of a convicted drug dealer, Carlos Vignali, whose father, Horacio Vignali, is a major donor to the Democratic Party and to the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. How interesting it is to note that a Prince of the Church does not care to recognize that those who donate to the fully pro-abortion political party have the blood of the innocent on their hands. To do their bidding in any way is to do the bidding of the Devil himself. However, modernist cathedrals and modernist catechetical conventions do not get funded with the contributions of the ordinary schnooks in the pew alone. Those thirty pieces of silver must be accepted if the destruction of reverence in worship and integrity of doctrine is to be accomplished in the desired lavish style.
Cardinal Mahony expressed shock when the full facts of the drug dealer’s pardon story became known. He was particularly incensed that former White House Chief of Staff John Podesta, who is still working for the now-beleaguered 43rd president, misled him about how his letter in support of the pardon application would be used. Why the shock, your Eminence? If you lie down with pro-abortion dogs and take their money, you are going to wake up with the dirt left by their pro-abortion fleas. [2009 note: Mahony later apologized for his having written the letter, see: Los Angeles Cardinal Regrets Role in Pardon - New York Times. Mahony noted after this story broke that he acted on the basis of people he "respected," including California State Assembly Speaker Antonio Villaraigosa, a Catholic pro-abort who is now the Mayor of the City of Los Angeles. Mahony "respects" pro-aborts, people who support the shedding of the blood of the innocent in this country at the present time under cover of the civil law, while he froths at the mouth about Bishop Williamson, who has killed no innocent human being and who has not justified the killing of any innocent human being.]
Cardinal Mahony was the first bishop in the United States to endorse President-elect Bill Clinton’s decision in November of 1992 to seek to change the military’s long-standing policy concerning practicing homosexuals and lesbians in the military. He had Clinton speak from the pulpit at St. Vibiana’s Cathedral on Palm Sunday one year. According to news reports, in 1996 his functionaries in the Los Angeles archdiocesan chancery office were involved in helping illegal aliens register to vote so that they could vote for the pro-abortion Catholic Loretta Sanchez against the pro-life Robert K. Dornan. Mahony even went so far as to bestow Papal honors on two purveyors of indecency and filth in the media — Rupert Murdoch, a 33rd-degree Mason, and Roy Disney. Nothing like a little blood money from those who have produced motion pictures and TV programs glorifying sin, eh? And that is to say nothing of how Mahony has used the money of ordinary Catholics to try to “de-Europeanize” the liturgy, which has been the subject of many commentaries and analyses in the past few years.
Cardinal Roger Mahony has no one but himself to blame for the embarrassment he is suffering at present. He does not care to learn the simple fact that those who support the promotion of sin under cover of law are unfit to hold any office — and that they should be given no quarter in the Church whatsoever. Many are the good and sincere people who have come by their money honestly, people who want to use the treasure God has bestowed upon them for the promotion of reverence in worship and integrity of doctrine. How sad it is that those good people are mocked and reviled as reactionaries while the supporters of the baby-killing political party and soul-killing entertainment fare are honored as great supporters of the “progressive” Church. Says a lot right there, doesn’t it?
Naturally, the fact that Bill and Hillary Clinton, who promised to run the most ethical administration in history, sold everything they could to the highest bidder should come as absolutely no surprise. They are base, coarse, vile, vulgar, greedy, prideful human beings who believe in all utter arrogance and righteousness that they can do whatever it is they want whenever it is they want with complete and total impunity, responding with indignation when forced to answer questions about their corrupt practices. During the entire course of their lives they have done only that which comes naturally to them. (It would be highly ironic if one of Clinton’s own pro-abortion U.S. attorneys, Mary Jo White of the Southern District of New York, turns out to be the one who forces the crooks from Arkansas and Chappaqua to finally face a jury of their peers for the first time in their lives.)
However, even though scandals are part of the Church’s history and are sewn into the fabric of fallen man, it is nevertheless true that each man is responsible for his own actions and that those in positions of ecclesiastical authority have a special obligation to avoid even the whiff of scandal and favoritism. Cardinal Mahony, who claims to be an advocate of the poor and the downtrodden, certainly likes to hobnob with the rich and the famous who help subsidize and perpetuate the culture of death in this country, and export it around the world. Now he has no one to blame but himself for his embarrassment at doing the bidding of blood-sucking pro-aborts; and nothing to blame but his own desire to ingratiate himself to all of the wrong people in high places for all of the wrong reasons.
In a consistory on February 21, Pope John Paul II created 44 new cardinals. I hereby propose that a special un-consistory be held to remove the cardinalate red hats of those bishops who have proven themselves to be enemies of the Cross of Jesus Christ. The red blood that stains the money in the hands of Roger Cardinal Mahony cries out to Heaven for the removal of his red hat. (Droleskey columns -- Blood Money Talks)
It should come as no surprise that Roger Mahony, a friend of apostates and infidels and baby-killers, including the just re-elected Mayor of Los Angeles, California, Antonio Villaraigosa, and the current Governor of the State of California, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Gray Davis, Schwarz's predecessor, would grovel before his Talmudic paymasters. It's an easy thing to take "blood money" from the spiritual descendants of those who bought Judas Iscariot for thirty pieces of silver when you take blood money from those who have the blood of the innocent dripping from their hands by means of their active support for the mystical dismemberment of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ under cover of the civil law. Each of these three (Villaraigosa, Schwarzenegger, Davis) supporters of chemical and surgical baby-killing is a Catholic. Each resides in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. Each is in perfectly "good standing" with Roger Mahony.
What's not in "good standing" with Roger Mahony? The Catholic Faith as it has been taught from time immemorial.
What's not in "good standing" with Roger Mahony? The Immemorial Mass of Tradition that goes back in all of its essential elements to the first pope, Saint Peter, who was instructed by Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ between the time of His Resurrection on Easter Sunday and His Ascension to the Father's right hand in glory on Ascension Thursday.
What's not in "good standing" with Roger Mahony? Protecting the innocence and purity of children, whom he assaults with the most vile means of explicit instruction in matters pertaining to the Sixth and Ninth Commandments, a form of instruction that was specifically prohibited by Pope Pius XI in Divini Illius Magistri, December 31, 1929. I know. I know. That's one of those "contingent" documents that has become "obsolete" given the changed circumstances of "modern man."
What's not in "good standing" with Roger Mahony? Seeking with urgency the unconditional conversion of all non-Catholics to the true Faith before they die.
It was not an accident that Roger Mahony acted as he did in concert with two adherents of the blasphemous Talmud in "banning" Bishop Williamson from the formerly Catholic facilities that are now in the control of the counterfeit church of concilairism. Mahony has good intelligence sources, some of which probably saw the report on the Traditio site that a possible "landing" for Bishop Williamson might be Mel Gibson's Holy Family Chapel in Malibu, California, speculation that a reader of this site who attends that chapel and has first-hand knowledge of the matter says is without any foundation whatsoever.
Mahony's joint statement with the Talmudic rabbis is a "shot across the bow" (based upon the spurious Traditio report) at Mel Gibson, who made comments construed to be anti-Semitic, for which he later apologized, in a drunken tirade on July 28, 2006, as he was being arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol. Mahony is saying to Mel Gibson: "You may have your own chapel. I have no control over what goes on there. Nevertheless, I'm putting you on notice--with your 'reputation' as a 'bigot'--that you better not even think of bringing Bishop Williamson to Malibu. You will have to pay dearly with my Jewish supporters if you do. You want to relive that bad publicity from 2006? Invite Bishop Williamson to Malibu and I will show you bad publicity that will hurt your next motion picture's box office receipts."
Mel Gibson has made no statements about Bishop Williamson's interview with Swedish television that aired on January 21, 2009. Even the possibility that such a "notorious sinner" as Bishop Williamson might be given "refuge" in the Los Angeles area is enough to cause a conciliarist such as Mahony to preen and posture for his Talmudic friends.Conciliarists such as Roger Mahony, men who are themselves and who tolerate in others forms of theological dissent that go beyond even the approved apostasies of conciliarism, will not tolerate anything of the "old religion" whatsoever that infuriates their Talmudic paymasters.
We must not lose sight of the fact that the vitriol against Bishop Williamson that has poured out of the mouths of conciliarists in the past six weeks is indicative of the extent to which the conciliar revolution, much like the Bolshevik Revolution itself, has been undertaken with the full support and encouragement of those who adhere to the blasphemous Talmud and who will not rest until and unless every Catholic on the face of this earth ceases all efforts to convert them and/or to identify their Christophobic efforts to undermine and to attack the true Faith in civil law, in the classrooms of "public schools," in motion pictures and television programming, in magazines and newspapers as they promote one abject sin after another in the name of "civil" and "religious" liberty and in the name of "tolerance, "diversity" and "pluralism."
Father Denis Fahey taught us not to be intimidated by the deliberate, sloganeering misuse of the emotionally-laden term of "anti-Semitism," making the proper distinctions between the hatred of persons, which the Catholic Church rejects (God wills the good of all men, the ultimate expression of which is the salvation of their immortal souls as members of the Catholic Church), and the criticism of those who attack the true Faith with a demonic fury:
Yet all the propaganda about that display of Anti-Semitism should not have made Catholics forget the existence of age-long Jewish Naturalism or Anti-Supernaturalism. Forgetfulness of the disorder of Jewish Naturalistic opposition to Christ the King is keeping Catholics blind to the danger that is arising from the clever extension of the term “Anti-Semitism,” with all its war-connotation in the minds of the unthinking, to include any form of opposition to the Jewish Nation’s naturalistic aims. For the leaders of the Jewish Nation, to stand for the rights of Christ the King is logically to be “anti-Semitic.”
These words of wisdom apply to the cultural and political legal warfare that has been waged in this country by Judeo-Masonry. Father Fahey quoted from Pope Pius XI's Mit Brennender Sorge, March 17, 1937, which condemned Nazism, to amplify the point made in the passage quoted just above:
“Comprehending and merciful charity towards the erring,” he writes, “and even towards the contemptuous, does not mean and can not mean that you renounce in any way the proclaiming of, the insisting on, and the courageous defence of the truth and its free and unhindered application to the realities about you. The first and obvious duty the priest owes to the world about him is service to the truth, the whole truth, the unmasking and refutation of error in whatever form or disguise it conceals itself.” (Pope Pius XII, Mit Brennender Sorge, March 17, 1937)
Roger Mahony thinks that he is showing his "friendship" to adherents of the Talmud by denouncing Bishop Williamson. He is not. Mahony is actually showing himself to be the worst enemy imaginable of his Talmudic acquaintances as he is content to leave them in their false, superseded religion that belongs to the devil until the point of their deaths, thereby conveying the belief that the salvation of their immortal souls is not at all in jeopardy. Mahony is so bereft of the Catholic Faith that he would consider Pope Saint Pius X's words to the founder of international Zionism, Theodore Herzl, as "anti-Semitic" merely because the sainted pontiff was defending the perennial teaching of the Catholic Church:
POPE: We are unable to favor this movement [of Zionism]. We cannot prevent the Jews from going to Jerusalem—but we could never sanction it. The ground of Jerusalem, if it were not always sacred, has been sanctified by the life of Jesus Christ. As the head of the Church I cannot answer you otherwise. The Jews have not recognized our Lord, therefore we cannot recognize the Jewish people.
HERZL: [The conflict between Rome and Jerusalem, represented by the one and the other of us, was once again under way. At the outset I tried to be conciliatory. I said my little piece. . . . It didn’t greatly impress him. Jerusalem was not to be placed in Jewish hands.] And its present status, Holy Father?
POPE: I know, it is disagreeable to see the Turks in possession of our Holy Places. We simply have to put up with it. But to sanction the Jewish wish to occupy these sites, that we cannot do.
HERZL: [I said that we based our movement solely on the sufferings of the Jews, and wished to put aside all religious issues].
POPE: Yes, but we, but I as the head of the Catholic Church, cannot do this. One of two things will likely happen. Either the Jews will retain their ancient faith and continue to await the Messiah whom we believe has already appeared—in which case they are denying the divinity of Jesus and we cannot assist them. Or else they will go there with no religion whatever, and then we can have nothing at all to do with them. The Jewish faith was the foundation of our own, but it has been superceded by the teachings of Christ, and we cannot admit that it still enjoys any validity. The Jews who should have been the first to acknowledge Jesus Christ have not done so to this day.
HERZL: [It was on the tip of my tongue to remark, “It happens in every family: no one believes in his own relative.” But, instead, I said:] Terror and persecution were not precisely the best means for converting the Jews. [His reply had an element of grandeur in its simplicity:]
POPE: Our Lord came without power. He came in peace. He persecuted no one. He was abandoned even by his apostles. It was only later that he attained stature. It took three centuries for the Church to evolve. The Jews therefore had plenty of time in which to accept his divinity without duress or pressure. But they chose not to do so, and they have not done it yet.
HERZL: But, Holy Father, the Jews are in a terrible plight. I do not know if Your Holiness is aware of the full extent of their tragedy. We need a land for these harried people.
POPE: Must it be Jerusalem?
HERZL: We are not asking for Jerusalem, but for Palestine—for only the secular land.
POPE: We cannot be in favor of it.
[Editor Lowenthal interjects here] Here unrelenting replacement theology is plainly upheld as the norm of the Roman Catholic Church. Further, this confession, along with the whole tone of the Pope in his meeting with Herzl, indicates the perpetuation of a doctrinal emphasis that has resulted in centuries of degrading behavior toward the Jews. However, this response has the “grandeur” of total avoidance of that which Herzl had intimated, namely that the abusive reputation of Roman Catholicism toward the Jews was unlikely to foster conversion. Further, if, “It took three centuries for the Church to evolve,” it was that very same period of time that it took for the Church to consolidate and launch its thrust of anti-Semitism through the following centuries.
HERZL: Does Your Holiness know the situation of the Jews?
POPE: Yes, from my days in Mantua, where there are Jews. I have always been in friendly relations with Jews. Only the other evening two Jews were here to see me. There are other bonds than those of religion: social intercourse, for example, and philanthropy. Such bonds we do not refuse to maintain with the Jews. Indeed we also pray for them, that their spirit see the light. This very day the Church is celebrating the feast of an unbeliever who became converted in a miraculous manner—on the road to Damascus. And so if you come to Palestine and settle your people there, we will be ready with churches and priests to baptize all of you. (Marvin Lowenthal, Diaries of Theodore Herzl, pp. 427- 430.)
Pope Saint Pius X had a concern for the salvation of Theodore Herzl's immortal soul, which he knew to be in jeopardy because he adhered to a false religion. He had a concern for the salvation of the souls of each of Theodore Herzl's co-religionists, knowing that his, Pope Saint Pius X's, own salvation depended upon his sparing no effort to seek out the lost sheep, including those who adhere to the blasphemous Talmud.
As I have noted in recent commentaries on this matter, the whole episode involving Bishop Williamson's remarks on Swedish television certainly has shown the extent to which the forces of the false religion of Talmudic Judaism control the conciliarists, who bow and scrape at the feet of those who make war against the Sacred Divinity of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ and who mock His one and only Holocaust by daring to appropriate this sacred word and to apply it to the deaths of their co-religionists during World War II.
What about the millions upon millions who were starved to death systematically in the Ukraine by Nikita S. Khrushchev under orders from Joseph Stalin?
Indeed, what about the thirteen million Catholics who were killed between 67 A.D. and 313 A.D. under orders of various Roman emperors, whose agents were assisted on many occasions by Jews in diaspora who were seeking to curry favor with Roman authorities?
What about the blood of the over fifty million preborn babies put to death with the full support of "reform" rabbis and organizations such as the Anti-Defamation League of B'Nai Brith?
Why is the blood of any innocent human being more "precious" than the blood of other innocent human beings?
How is the blood of even one innocent human being the equal of even one drop of the Most Precious Blood of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ that He shed to redeem us during His Passion and Death?
What can we do? Pray. Fast. Sacrifice. Make acts of reparation for our sins and those of the whole world as the consecrated slaves of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ through His Most Blessed Mother's Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart.
Yes, we must pray for Roger Mahony's conversion to the true Faith before he dies.
Yes, we must pray for the conversion of his Talmudic associates whose salvation he takes for granted, thereby making himself a true anti-Semite.
Yes, we must fast from food and from the pleasures and fashions of this passing world that are glorified in the Protestant and Masonic Novus Ordo service and in the whole ethos of concilairism's rejection of the Social Reign of Christ the King in favor of the Protestant and Judeo-Masonic notion of the separation of Church and State that was condemned repeatedly by the authority of the Catholic Church prior to 1958.
Yes, we must pray as many Rosaries each day as our states-in-life permit to make reparation for our sins, which caused Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ so much unspeakable horror during His Passion and Death and which wound His Mystical Body, the Church Militant, on earth today, as well as making reparation for the sins of the whole world.
Tomorrow will be Ember Friday in Lent and the First Friday in the month of March, the month of Saint Joseph. We must make a good, integral Confession of our sins to a true bishop or a true priest and receive Holy Communion worthily and fervently as though it is the last time we will ever make a Communion on a First Friday.
We must console the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus by our acts of love before His Real Presence in the Most Blessed Sacrament, whether hidden from view behind the veil of a tabernacle or exposed solemnly for our Adoration, if this is at all possible for us to do.
We must keep Our Lady's First Saturday of the month of March with special attention to fulfilling her Fatima Message in our own lives as best as we are able.
And we must bear in mind that we are living through a chastisement of epic proportions. We must thank God that He has in His Holy Providence seen fit to place us here in the midst of this chastisement. He has known from all eternity that we would be alive in these troubling times. The graces He won for us on Calvary by the shedding of every single drop of His Most Precious Blood on the wood of the Holy Cross and that flows into our hearts and souls through the loving hands of Our Lady, she who is the Mediatrix of All Graces, are sufficient for us to carry the crosses of the present moment with love, patience, humility, joy and gratitude!
We should ever mind these words of Pope Pius XI, contained in Quas Primas, December 11, 1925:
We may well admire in this wonderful wisdom of the Providence of God, Who, ever bringing good out of evil, has from time to time suffered the faith and piety of men to grow weak, and allowed Catholic truth to be attacked by false doctrines, but always with the result that truth has afterwards shone out with greater splendor, and that men’s faith, aroused from its lethargy, has shown itself more vigorous than before . . . . But if the faithful were generally to understand that it behooves them ever to fight courageously under the banner of Christ their King, then, fired with apostolic zeal, they would strive to win over to their Lord those hearts that are bitter and estranged from Him, and would valiantly defend His rights.
Viva Cristo Rey! Vivat Christus Rex!
Isn't it time to pray a Rosary now?
Immaculate Heart of Mary, triumph soon!
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
See also: A Litany of Saints