The Archbishop of Los Angeles never met an illegal alien he didn’t like (or child-abusing priest either), and now that he has his own blog (!) he can deliver propaganda in a whole new modern format.
No surprise, Roger Mahony (pictured at right) is condemnatory toward Arizona’s new legislation (not yet law!) that comes down tough on illegal aliens, who at best are merely stealing citizens’ jobs and at worst are killing and pillaging.
Arizona’s Dreadful Anti-Immigrant Law, April 18, 2010
The law is wrongly assuming that Arizona residents, including local law enforcement personnel, will now shift their total attention to guessing which Latino-looking or foreign-looking person may or may not have proper documents. That’s also nonsense. American people are fair-minded and respectful. I can’t imagine Arizonans now reverting to German Nazi and Russian Communist techniques whereby people are required to turn one another in to the authorities on any suspicion of documentation. Are children supposed to call 911 because one parent does not have proper papers? Are family members and neighbors now supposed to spy on one another, create total distrust across neighborhoods and communities, and report people because of suspicions based upon appearance?
Various cities and states have tried such abhorrent tactics over the decades with absolutely no positive effect. Such laws have all been struck down by courts or repealed by wise citizens. Sadly, such laws lead to a new round of immigrant-bashing–usually in times of economic downturn.
In fact, this criminal hypocrite should be prosecuted rather than left in his august position. In 2007 Mahony paid out a record $660 million to abuse victims of his diocese. The recent uptick of interest in child-abusing clerics has refocused the spotlight on Cardinal Mahony, e.g. this item:
Cardinal Roger Mahony Shielded Molesting Priest, Say Court Docs, CBS, September 24, 2009
Cardinal Roger Mahony ordered a subordinate to delay reporting sexual abuse claims to the police until the priest in question could be defrocked, according to testimony by a former high-ranking official with the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles.
He also decided not to tell parishioners about the allegations, according to court papers filed Friday.
The claims were contained in a motion filed by plaintiff attorneys in Los Angeles County Superior Court and were based on the recent deposition of former vicar for clergy Monsignor Richard Loomis. A transcript of the deposition was attached.
Cardinal Mahony is a filthy pervert priest protector, yet he has the gall to stigmatize honest citizens who want to save their country.
In addition, see the clip from Deliver Us from Evil (unembeddable, unfortunately) of the 2004 court deposition of Cardinal Mahony, where he was asked whether a priest’s sexual urges toward a 9-year-old should be cause to remove him and Mahony said, “No.”