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Los Angeles: ‘Mahony goes; Gomez comes’

Catholic World News - May 27, 2010

Four thousand Catholics-- including seven cardinals, 59 bishops, and 411 priests-- welcomed Archbishop José Gomez as coadjutor archbishop of the United States’ largest diocese at a Mass of Reception on May 26. “As I near the end of my time of tending this corner of the Vineyard, the shepherd’s staff is being passed to Archbishop Gomez,” said Cardinal Roger Mahony of Los Angeles. “Mahony goes; Gomez comes. Christ alone endures. The Church’s foundation and its future is not in either one of us. Our foundation and our future are in Christ alone.”

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  • Posted by: jeremiahjj - May. 27, 2010 6:29 PM ET USA

    Until he takes over the reins of power, we can only guess how "progressive" Archbishop Gomez will be since Holy Mother Church is the same as she always was and will ever be. As far as Mahony is concerned, he can't go too far away. My prayer is that he will spend his retirement reflecting on the wounds he inflicted on what he called his corner of the Vineyard, otherwise known as the Body of Christ.

  • Posted by: Chestertonian - May. 27, 2010 6:23 PM ET USA

    If only Mahony would match his actions to his words . . .

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