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Archbishop Gomez Relieves Cardinal Mahoney of Public Duties, Accepts Resignation of Bishop Curry Comments

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. Continue Reading

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  1. Robert Burford
    2 years ago

    Every Catholic diocese should open up their files whether false or true. Look at the scandal in Ireland. The time for sweeping bad news under the rug is over. We as a people of faith should not need a law suit to clean house.

  2. Josephine Boone
    2 years ago

    It is troubling to me that Archbishop Gomez only acted when the documents became public. Clearly, he did the right thing but he should do it because it is right not because the compelling documents are now public.

  3. David Melling
    2 years ago

    Could someone explain to me why this information is only being made public now? One would think that the Catholic Church would have insisted that all their various devisions open their files years ago when the initial reports of abuse and cover ups surfaced. How long will it take before there is complete and truthful disclosure? I would also be interested to know specifically what "administrative and public" duties Cardinal Mahony will no longer be performing since he was already retired. I would submit that the "punishment" in this case is not in keeping with the severity of the crime. They were innocent children.

  4. Ruth Ann
    2 years ago

    He did the right thing, the people of faith will pray for all, the actions are unacceptable, God Bless, our Lord's priest.

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