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Papal appointments include appointment of Cardinal Mahony as special envoy

January 15, 2018

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CWN Editor's Note: On January 13, Pope Francis appointed three consultors to the Congregation for the Causes of Saints and named Cardinal Roger Mahony as his special envoy to the celebration of the 150th anniversary of the Diocese of Scranton. Cardinal Mahony’s appointment as pontifical legate comes five years after his successor in Los Angeles, Archbishop José Gomez, relieved the cardinal of all public and administrative duties amid the release of files related to the clerical abuse scandal.

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  • Posted by: brownjudith2930 - Jan. 18, 2018 12:29 PM ET USA

    Not sure Mother A. counselled disobedience to Cardinal Mahony. What I do remember is her show when she reviewed his 'paper' on the Eucharist - found 'transubstantiation' mentioned once in a footnote. She said the faithful need not bother reading it. Right on! Yes, demote "Francis" news. I find that I am sending away CWN after reading 1st and 2nd items. Other agencies have more freedom in labeling heresy, liberal media, etc. I know you are just trying to print facts; but many readers clueless.

  • Posted by: MatJohn - Jan. 16, 2018 9:18 PM ET USA

    Mother Angelica was fearless, courageous and spot on in her criticism of the Call to Action Cardinal Mahony. We have not seen and are still waiting to see her like. She cleaned the clocks of the bishops' opposition to EWTN while always subservient to their positions as successors to the apostles. Mother Teresa is now St. Teresa of Calcutta.. Mother Angelica, in time, will be St. Angelica of America.

  • Posted by: Randal Mandock - Jan. 15, 2018 8:59 AM ET USA

    The church of Pope Francis is certainly a forgiving church. "That no one should find himself eternally in hell." From AL n. 297: "No one can be condemned for ever, because that is not the logic of the Gospel!" Now is he speaking here of the need to lift all previous excommunications and to limit new ones? Is he speaking of a strawman church that condemns forever? Excommunication is discipline, not dogma. It can be lifted. But regarding hell, is God's mercy so great that hell does not exist?