Roma locuta est, but...

By Diogenes (articles ) | Oct 28, 2006

Rome has spoken.

The Archdiocese of Los Angeles will think about it.

(Just by the way, Bishop Skylstad sent a copy of the letter from Cardinal Arinze to every diocesan bishop in the US. If Cardinal Mahony didn't receive his copy, I'll be happy to supply one.)

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  • Posted by: - Oct. 30, 2006 4:29 PM ET USA

    We really DO need to return to the use of Latin! Once again our "shepherds" have interpreted the English " will be necessary" to mean "until we have time to discuss". Back in the '50s and '60s when I learned English, I was never allowed to misinterpret "it will be necessary" to mean that ANY further "discussion" was needed. It meant "End of discussion!" Maybe "the good cardinal" and his henchmen just need to return to the early years of grade school and learn the language!

  • Posted by: - Oct. 30, 2006 2:23 PM ET USA

    TYC: Yes, he does. He is a new age Episcopal in Catholic robes.

  • Posted by: - Oct. 30, 2006 12:53 PM ET USA

    I'm not understanding where this man is coming from. Does he think he has an autonomous parish and has autonomours authority? Boggles the mind!!

  • Posted by: - Oct. 30, 2006 11:02 AM ET USA

    I agree. Mahony should lose his red hat. Talk about sticking his finger in the Pope's eye. "I'll think about it," indeed. In the days of Pius XI, there wouldn't have been a nanosecond of time between that remark and Mahony's being kicked out on the sidewalk.

  • Posted by: parochus - Oct. 30, 2006 2:40 AM ET USA

    When your ecclesial authority is based upon how much money you throw around Rome, there's always going to be trouble.

  • Posted by: Gil125 - Oct. 29, 2006 3:09 PM ET USA

    Why is anybody surprised when Americhurch ignores a document from the Vatican? Beginning with Humanae Vitae in 1968 it's happened over and over and over. So what else is new?

  • Posted by: - Oct. 29, 2006 1:13 AM ET USA

    He doesn't teach the faith, he mocks the faith at his religious ed congress, he promotes active homosexuality, he does everything he can to destroy vocations to the priesthood for 20 years, he punishes and marginalizes loyal priests, he promotes every pro abortion politician in the state., he violates clear cut liturgical norms at his Rog Mahal.... so do you really think he is going to obey something he considers as trivial as washing the dishes after the family dinner? Don't hold your breath.

  • Posted by: - Oct. 29, 2006 1:05 AM ET USA

    Lotsa luck to the Cardinal in his future plea bargain with the LA Prosecutor. If the Ecclesial chutzpah doesn't come through, then I have no doubt the civil authorities will drop the hammer.

  • Posted by: - Oct. 28, 2006 5:09 PM ET USA

    Does the Vatican have any teeth or is it all a big sham? If this letter is true, Mahony's red hat should be presented on a plate in lieu of his head, the loss of the former likely causing him more pain.