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.

Homeless man donates $250 to Catholic Charities.

Ed Denst, 77, gave the sum to the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul Council of Los Angeles so it could be used to help others. The charity has been supplying Denst with lunches at Our Mother of Good Counsel Church for nearly 20 years.

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Making the urgent case for “saw control”.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man who intentionally sawed his arms to the bone in a Home Depot store in California remained hospitalized in critical condition on Thursday while investigators tried to determine what led to the horrific action.

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Editor’s note: When will this blatant saw abuse come to an end? I too was once nicked by a saw. Borrowing a phrase from the First Lady, “(Name withheld) was me, and I was him.”

What do conservatives really think about Cardinal Mahoney?

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Editor’s note: If you watch the video, note the illicit and just plain wrong post-consecration decanting of the precious blood.

CM says:
February 27, 2013 at 11:20 am

Hi! I have lived in the LA Archdiocese all my life. Yes Mahoney is a “liberal”. Where should I start? He wrote and promulgated “Gather Faithfully Together”. A document that outlined his vision of the Mass and it’s meaning, the “appropriate” gestures, and the words to describe all the participants. It’s the first time I ever saw the word “presider”, which was, apparently supposed to apply to the priest celebrant. But most of us saw that he was trying to leave open the possibility of non-priests leading worship. It is THE document that got dear Mother Angelica of EWTN in so much hot water with Mahoney. She was right to criticize it.
Mahoney was an advocate of liturgical dancing.
He gave very short shrift to pro-life work, and no attention at all to NFP. Priests were discouraged to even talk about it, be ause he thought it would drive the faithful away.
He made sure the diocesan seminary was staffed with people of the same ilk. They made a point of discouraging young men who had a more traditional view of serving the Church. He opened the seminary up to women who wanted to study theology, etc.
He was known to be very harsh with priests who tried to disagree with his policies.
The books he wanted used for CCD were so watered down they were all but useless for learning the basics of the Faith.
He raised the age for Confirmation to 15 or 16, too long after puberty, and made it a two year program that is grindingly difficult for families to have to endure, not to mention tedious. The families I know went through it said a lot of the time was just filler, and they had to also, somehow, fit in a hundred “service hours” for the Church in already tight schedules.
He was a fan of moving tabernacles away from the center of the church so that the focus could be on Jesus “active” presence at the Mass. The tabernacle was a distraction.
He wanted as many parishes as possible to be renovated, at great expense, to fit his model of the Mass.
The Religious Education Conference became a showcase for all the “progressive” religious and lay theologians, teachers, etc. who could then come and poison our diocese with watered down teachings on Faith and morals.
He was soft on Dignity, the gay rights Catholic group. He allowed them a lot of freedom in the diocese, allowing them to have their own Masses in our parishes. He also encouraged a group that encourages families with same sex attracted children to meet and find acceptance of their children’s lifestyle.
And last, but not least, he built his own massive, horribly ugly cathedral down in LA. He couldn’t find the money to renovate to earthquake codes the historic St. Vibiana’s Cathderal, but the cost of this warehouse looking thing was a great waste of money. He actually had a campaign during the Mass years ago, inviting everyone to buy a paver that would go on the floor around the altar. And, no, your name was not going to be on it, but you could go out into the foyer, and look up in a computer exactly where your paver was to be located. Oh, and I almost forgot, a former well known head of Disney, who donated a ton of money to building the “cathedral”, a non catholic, and gay sympathiser ,etc., will be buried under the altar someday. Perfect.
We cannot wait for him to stop talking and writing. We have been praying for him for years. *Sigh*

Time for a national discussion on match control?

Witness Erickson Ipina called 911, and police arrested Dennis Petillo, 24, a short time later. He was booked for investigation of attempted murder and was held on $500,000 bail. It wasn’t immediately known if he had retained an attorney.

“He just poured it all over the old lady,” Ipina told reporters at the scene. “Then he threw the match on her and started running.”

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Editor’s note: It’s time we banned any match book or box containing more than 5 matches … and completely outlawed “assault” lighters. The Bill of Rights is totally silent about any supposed “right” to bear fire.  Oh, where is Senator Feinstein when we need her most?!

A massive, little known abortion scandal that led to the largest known cemetery burial in history.

After three and a half years of legal wrangling, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors in August, 1985 ordered the 16,433 mangled babies’ bodies found in Woodland Hills in 1982 to be turned over to the Guerra-Gutirrez-Alexander Mortuary for burial. Per the court’s order, the mortuary was selected because they didn’t have a religious affiliation.

To comply with the court order that the identity of the mothers, babies and abortionists be concealed, the Los Angeles County health department ordered the bodies to be dumped in bulk out of the individual containers into six coffin-sized plywood boxes lined with plastic. The department assured the ACLU that there would be no containers with identifying marks. While the ACLU would not object, the Feminist Women’s Health Center petitioned the Los Angeles Superior Court to block the burial, but the courts refused.

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City of Los Angeles now acting as “nanny” to local porn industry. (Can a ban on large soft drinks be far behind?)

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Los Angeles County voters passed a ballot initiative mandating that pornographic film actors wear condoms during sex scenes, prompting a trade group on Wednesday to threaten to sue and take production elsewhere.

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Editor’s note: Don’t you just love L.A.? Now watch for all the other stuff that gets passed into law according to “The Spirit of ObamaCare”. Better this than banning the ubiquitous “Big Gulp”! What does this relatively obscure issue have to do with Catholicism? It’s the condom connection, of course! It probably won’t be long until somebody’s bishop says something about this that will be widely misconstrued by the mainstream media, leading to more, vicious attacks on the church. I bet they wouldn’t try something like this in San Francisco!