Taking to his personal blog to discuss the allegations, and how unprepared he was for the public backlash, Mahony writes:
It is Mahony's apparent belief that God wanted him to cover-up the sexual abuses of children so that he could be humiliated in public.I am being called to something deeper--to be humiliated, disgraced, and rebuffed by many.
The disgraced cardinal went on to describe the public beratings that have become a regular part of his daily life:
Why is the public so upset? For example it was found by latimes.com that in July of 1986 Mahony strategized to keep confirmed pedophile, Peter Garcia, who prayed almost entirely on non-English speaking immigrant children, from being prosecuted. He wrote in his memo:In recent days, I have been confronted in various places by very unhappy people. I could understand the depth of their anger and outrage--at me, at the Church, at about injustices that swirl around us.
Thanks to God's special grace, I simply stood there, asking God to bless and forgive them.
Mahony went on to write that Garcia should stay away from California, "for the foreseeable future."I believe that if Monsignor Garcia were to reappear here within the archdiocese we might very well have some type of legal action filed in both the criminal and civil sectors.
Perhaps it is time for the despicable cardinal to begin praying for forgiveness for his atrocious behavior. Currently no legal charges are pending, and Mahony has not agreed to resign his position.