Quiz: When is a Catholic Cardinal like a “bad penny”?

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Stripped of public duties by Archbishop Jose Gomez
over mishandling of clergy sex abuse cases, Cardinal Mahony
has begun what some call a rehabilitation tour.

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Editor’s note: To put it very simply – Cardinals “outrank” Archbishops, every time. So long as Cardinal Mahony is still around, Archbishop Gomez is going to have B-I-G problems with him.

The Surprising “Key” to Church Reform: Publicly Embarrass the Bishop In Charge.

Ten days after an initial release from 30,000 pages of clergy sex-abuse files in the archdiocese of Los Angeles sparked widespread scorn and calls for the prosecution of now-retired Cardinal Roger Mahony and his then-vicar for clergy, now Auxiliary Bishop Thomas Curry, in a letter to the 5 million-member church released tonight, Archbishop José Gomez announced that the embattled auxiliary would be relieved of his pastoral oversight of two of the LA church’s three counties, while the iconic Mahony – the longest-reigning American cardinal named after Vatican II, whose quarter-century tenure saw his hometown church become the largest diocese in the nation’s history – will, according to his successor, “no longer have any administrative or public duties.”

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