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Can't we all just get along?

By Diogenes (articles ) | Jun 13, 2003

Cardinal Mahony on Gov. Frank Keating, June 12, 2003:

"All I can say is, from the bishops I've listened to -- and several called me this morning -- this is the last straw," Mahony said in an interview. "To make statements such as these -- I don't know how he can continue to have the support of the bishops. I don't know how you back up from this."

In April of 2002, asked to comment on Cardinal Law's handling of sexual abuse in Boston, Cardinal Mahony said he would find it difficult to walk down an aisle in church if he had been guilty of gross negligence.

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  • Posted by: Pseudodionysius - Jun. 14, 2003 2:34 PM ET USA

    Cardinal Mahony reminds me of the appearance of the Sophists in Plato's dialogues. They didn't fare to well under Socrates questioning either.

  • Posted by: extremeCatholic - Jun. 13, 2003 1:49 PM ET USA

    What a rhetorical fog. Why doesn't the Cardinal address the substance of the Keating comment which is the failure of the bishops to act with integrity and transparency? What's the greater harm to the Church anyway? Another wave of scandal and the millions paid out in settlements and court-ordered judgments or one ex-governor who's imprudently critical?

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