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Friday, April 5, 2013

I'm with Fr. Trigilio: Man Up, Cardinal Mahony

...and back off the Benny Bashing!

Cardinal Mahony may be called a prince of the Church, but he has no class. He's bad mannered, childish, and has committed horrors against the Church. So where does he get off with his criticism of Pope Benedict? Not to mention that one never noticed that the prince of L.A.  lived the simple life of an ascetic monk. I wish he would just be quiet. He adds nothing to the conversation but inanities and whining.

As for the trappings of the Church, their beauty is available to all -- not just the rich and the high and mighty. When all the churches are reduced to 1960s style cinder block monstrosities and all the vestments are ponchos and all the stained glass windows look like glass paintings from Hobby Lobby who loses the most? The rich with their personal art collections and fancy homes furnished by designers - or the poor? I know how I feel as a Catholic when I visit a magnificent cathedral and I know how I feel when I visit one of the drive-in looking churches like the one built by Mahony in L.A. Give the poor something magnificent in both their churches and the liturgy. Why should the rectory be fancier than the church?.

And please, Cardinal Mahony, close down your girly blog and cancel your snide Twitter account! You're embarrassing yourself!

1 comment:

Jeanne Holler said...

Great post ....
Isn't sad that it has all come to this .....
Oh how these "Princes of the Church" are in need of our prayers and sacifices ....
Remember what many of the Saints have spoken, the corridors of hell are paved with the skulls of bishops....God have Mercy on them all ! God have mercy on the world .