Sunday, February 3, 2013

Archbishop Gomez Letter: Cardinal Mahony Relieved of Public Duties

In his Jan. 31 statement, issued in the wake of the public release of clergy sex-abuse files, he also accepts the resignation of auxiliary Bishop Thomas Curry, former Los Angeles vicar of clergy.

National Catholic Register
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Following is the full statement on the release of clergy files, published Jan. 31 by Los Angeles Archbishop José Gomez:
My brothers and sisters in Christ,
This week we are releasing the files of priests who sexually abused children while they were serving in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.
These files document abuses that happened decades ago. But that does not make them less serious.
I find these files to be brutal and painful reading. The behavior described in these files is terribly sad and evil. There is no excuse, no explaining away what happened to these children. The priests involved had the duty to be their spiritual fathers, and they failed.
We need to acknowledge that terrible failure today. We need to pray for everyone who has ever been hurt by members of the Church. And we need to continue to support the long and painful process of healing their wounds and restoring the trust that was broken.
I cannot undo the failings of the past that we find in these pages. Reading these files, reflecting on the wounds that were caused, has been the saddest experience I’ve had since becoming your archbishop in 2011.
My predecessor, retired Cardinal Roger Mahony, has expressed his sorrow for his failure to fully protect young people entrusted to his care. Effective immediately, I have informed Cardinal Mahony that he will no longer have any administrative or public duties. Auxiliary Bishop Thomas Curry has also publicly apologized for his decisions while serving as vicar for clergy. I have accepted his request to be relieved of his responsibility as the regional bishop of Santa Barbara.
To every victim of child sexual abuse by a member of our Church: I want to help you in your healing. I am profoundly sorry for these sins against you.
To every Catholic in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, I want you to know: We will continue, as we have for many years now, to immediately report every credible allegation of abuse to law enforcement authorities and to remove those credibly accused from ministry. We will continue to work, every day, to make sure that our children are safe and loved and cared for in our parishes, schools and in every ministry in the archdiocese.
In the weeks ahead, I will address all of these matters in greater detail. Today is a time for prayer and reflection and deep compassion for the victims of child sexual abuse.
I entrust all of us and our children and families to the tender care and protection of our Blessed Mother Mary, Our Lady of Guadalupe and Our Lady of the Angels.
Sincerely yours in Christ,
Most Reverend José H. Gomez
Archbishop of Los Angeles

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1 comment:

  1. It's time to clean house... Washington DC needs to be cleaned up next... Wuerl relieved of his public duties... the unjust, neocon, satanist US-NATO wars brought to a screeching halt... the truth about this evil to be known... and the people truly responsible for the horror of September 11, 2001 brought to justice...



    Catholics who did 9/11 - J. Paul Bremer

    “Bremer is, by all accounts, a truly decent man: a devoted husband and father, a devout Catholic who kept framed on his desk in Baghdad the Latin inscription non sum dignus, or "I am not worthy."


    Bremer and Marsh McLennan:

    Bremer: 12:41 - 1:22 pm September 11, 2001: “There’s no existential threat.”

    See after 6:20 here:

    This is a mind-boggling interview with Lewis Paul Bremer III (who ended up as the Proconsul of Iraq.)

On 09/11/01 Bremer was the Chairman and CEO of Marsh Political Risk Practice which had offices in the WTC as did its parent company Marsh USA. They had a total of 1,700 employees assigned to the WTC. Bremer, himself, had an office in the South Tower.

    Nonetheless, this "counter-terrorism expert" makes no mention of any of this only three hours after the first plane flew directly into seven of the eight floors of WTC 1 occupied by Marsh USA. He is here on television prognosticating about who will turn out to be the culprits, with calm detachment. What is wrong with this picture?

The opinions of Emad Salem and Andreas Strassmeir would be of interest in this matter.

This video has been removed three times from Google (don't be evil...again) without explanation. Please be sure and save a copy and circulate it by any.

    See also:

    See also: Catholics who did 9/11 - George Weigel:“Catholics”-who-did-9-11-George-Weigel