...and back off the Benny Bashing!
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!