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The Ego of Cardinal Mahony. . . September 26, 2006

Posted by Administrator in Catholicism, Cultural Pessimism.

of Los Angeles apparently knows no bounds.

Who commissions their own biography?  What reflective, properly humble priest would do such a thing?

I’ve been watching Mahony with dumbfounded bemusement for years, but this is the cherry on the sundae of foolishness that passes for most of his episcopate.  (I have to give him a cursory nod on immigration.  As for the rest, well, I’m just glad he’s way on down the coast from where I am at).

The killer quote:

Downey (the chosen biographer)’s first book was “A Blessed Weakness: The Spirit of Jean Vanier and l’Arche” (Harper and Row, 1986), a biography of Jean Vanier, founder of l’Arche, an international community centered on service of persons with developmental abilities.

“In writing about Vanier,” said Downey, “I found that it is crucial to get the facts right. But it is far more important to capture the spirit of person in writing their biography.”

Meaning the “nuance” of Mahony’s befuddled cardinalate will get full exposure, while the sad facts of his confused leadership will be conveniently glossed over/ignored.



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