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Sun Feb 24, 2013, 04:28 AM

Activists petition US cardinal to recuse himself

Source: Reuters

Activists petition US cardinal to recuse himself
10,000 signatories seek move so as not to insult victims of abuse
Reuters
Published: 13:05 February 24, 2013

Los Angeles: Roman Catholic activists on Saturday petitioned a US cardinal to recuse himself from taking part in selecting a new pope so as not to insult survivors of sexual abuse by priests committed while he was archbishop of Los Angeles.

The activists delivered a petition with nearly 10,000 signatures to the North Hollywood church where Cardinal Roger Mahony resides.

Its a total slap in the face to victims to think can cover up 25 years of child sex abuse and then go prancing off to Rome like a prince of the Church, said Joelle Casteix, western regional director of the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests.

As archbishop of Los Angeles from 1985 until 2011, Mahony worked to send priests known to be abusers out of state to shield them from law enforcement scrutiny in the 1980s, according to church files unsealed under a US court order last month.




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Reply Activists petition US cardinal to recuse himself (Original post)
Judi Lynn Feb 2013 OP
secondwind Feb 2013 #1
Joe Bacon Feb 2013 #9
BainsBane Feb 2013 #2
AtheistCrusader Feb 2013 #3
idwiyo Feb 2013 #4
skepticscott Feb 2013 #5
idwiyo Feb 2013 #6
calimary Feb 2013 #7
SwankyXomb Feb 2013 #8
beac Feb 2013 #11
Old Union Guy Feb 2013 #10

Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 04:46 AM

1. k&R ... we need to do more of this

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Response to secondwind (Reply #1)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 06:35 PM

9. He's fleeing just like Law did

Phony Mahoney has his Vatican passport and he'll use diplomatic immunity to flee to Vatican City and never come back.

That was made clear when he told the Grand Jury that he could not be indicted. Of course our Republican DA let him off the hook!

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 04:53 AM

2. Mahoney belongs in prison

for criminal conspiracy to cover up child rape. The last thing he needs to be doing is picking a pope.

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Response to BainsBane (Reply #2)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 05:12 AM

3. A lot more than just him, too.

Holy shit, your signature is mesmerizing.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 06:39 AM

4. I will gladly sigh a petition that will urge him to turn himself to police and another petition that

that will demand police arrests him as accomplice to child rape and abuse and perversion of justice.
Together with rest of the senior clergy because I do not believe for a second he was the only one who knew. They all did and not one single one of them went to police, they all are pedophilia enablers.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 09:05 AM

5. It might help more if these "activists"

recused themselves from being Roman Catholic, and got a few million of their friends to join them, rather than waving this cutesy petition around, which has no chance of accomplishing anything.

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Response to skepticscott (Reply #5)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 09:35 AM

6. +1

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 02:49 PM

7. Where do I sign????

mahony should be in jail! For perjury, obstruction of justice, and being an accessory to multiple crimes. At the very least! He has NO business helping to "decide" who the next pope will be. NONE!

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 06:24 PM

8. He's not coming back

from Rome, I think. He'll hide out with Boston's Law to avoid having to testify.

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Response to SwankyXomb (Reply #8)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 11:17 PM

11. Without a doubt. I'm betting they're preparing a whole lot of new

rooms in Vatican City. Between Benedict and all the others who are likely fearing the heat now, they'll have plenty of applications to join the Pedo-Enabler Old Folks Home.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 07:29 PM

10. It means nothing. n/t

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