Update, Feb. 20: A concerned commenter asked: “Are you sure you want to be involved with anything initiated by Catholics United?”
I had forgotten about those people, the leftest group in the Church. It is interesting that they would launch this campaign against one of their own kind. A house divided will not stand, so in my opinion, I say, “Please, go ahead, CU. I would be happy to lend you a hand with this one.”
It will be up to individual consciences to decide whether to sign or not.
Frankly, I consider petitions to be rather worthless, but sometimes, one feels that he is at least doing something! Doing nothing is not an option. Just pray if you would rather not sign.
Regarding the controversy over Mahony’s voting in the conclave, one newspaper has written, “But across the sprawling archdiocese, Mahony’s vote in the conclave is being greeted by many others with a shrug.”
The publication continues:
“Others were openly supportive of the man who led the nation’s largest archdiocese from 1985 to 2011.
“Mike Flota, another parishioner at St. Agnes Church, said he was upset about current controversy surrounding the L.A. diocese. But he puts his trust in God’s hands, and said Mahony is just another sinner in need of forgiveness.
‘Nobody is perfect,’ Flota, 65, said. ‘He feels remorse.’
“Flota added that Mahony’s life experience and vision as a more liberal cardinal would bring wisdom to the conclave.”
Yep, that’s what some are saying! Pitiful, isn’ it?
IMPORTANT ! Please, sign this petition, and be sure to pray that the notorious Cardinal Mahony will not have the gall to show up at the conclave to determine who the next vicar of Christ will be.
Be sure to alert as many people as possible; ask them to sign.