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the cardinal speaks

By Diogenes (articles ) | Mar 18, 2005

With all due respect, Cardinal, I think many parents would wonder what it is like to live in a rectory with a man who has had sex with young boys. Did you feel squeamish?

Well, again, [Fr. Carl Sutphin] was undergoing counseling and spiritual direction and he was trying to turn his life around and seemed to be doing a good job at the jail. He was very much liked over there by the officials. ....

You were quite a supporter of Bishop Ziemann. He resigned from Santa Rosa amidst a huge scandal, as you know. Don't you think he should be laicized?

Excuse me, I'm not sure I know what you mean by 'a great supporter.'

The full text of Jason Berry's telephone interview with Cardinal Mahony is up in PDF format. Worth a look.

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  • Posted by: Gil125 - Mar. 19, 2005 2:12 PM ET USA

    DJ, you'd be testy too if you were getting nailed to the wall. He wants us to think of him as Christ, being nailed to the Cross, but it soon becomes obvious even to him that that's not what's happening.

  • Posted by: - Mar. 19, 2005 12:51 AM ET USA

    Gets pretty testy at the end, don't he?

  • Posted by: - Mar. 18, 2005 8:22 AM ET USA

    I guess it depends on what the definition of "is" is.