It was bad enough that he hid the pedophile life style of those he was placed in authority of, but he lied. He lied by not allowing the crime committed toward the young people to be known, but by saying he represented God's people.
It was wrong to not report the priests who were molesting the children. It is wrong to write about it and then bury the criminal under the umbilla of church protection.
He is as guilty of the crime as those who did it.
Be sure your sin will find you out. Also these things which are done in darkness will be brought to light.
Now that it is known and his part in the crime is exposed, he should be stripped of his position and sent to do time in prison. He is not above the law.
As I see it the problem with the Roman Catholic Church is that its' leaders think themselves above the law.
Okay, maybe I shouldn't put the blame on the organization. It was Mahony who did the crime.
Think of the people whoes lives he ruined.
You see, Roman Catholic mothers feel that their child is safe when they allow a priest-- a so called man of God-- to be alone with the child. Nothing can happen since the priest is so holy and would not ever think of doing anything to the child.
Having been a Roman Catholic I can tell you that it just aint so. Having gone to Catholic schools and suffering under the educational system that allows the nuns and brothers to beat the child if there is a slight infraction,or even a bit of forgetfulness, -- as if the child belonged to the system and not the parents..I understand the underside.
But Thank God that He and I met back in 1969 and He forgave me all my sins. It was the sins that kept me from heaven. Sin bears guilt. Guilt demands a punishment. That punishement being death or eternal separation from God.
God wants a relationship. Sin keeps a person from that relationship.
It is Christ not the Church that saves.
It is that truth that makes the Roman Catholic Church not the true church but a cult.
One of the signs of a cult is when they say they are the only true church.
A relationship with God obtained by a relationship with Jesus who said " I am the way, the truth, and the life, No one comes to the Father by through me". that puts you on the road to heaven.
I will let you think about that.