Let me see if I've got this right.
On April 6, 2010, Jose Gomez became the coadjutor archbishop of Los Angeles. Until last week, the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles did everything it could to prevent full access to its records of child abuse. After years, the church exhausted all legal procedures and released the records. On Thursday, Gomez stripped his predecessor, Cardinal Roger M. Mahony, of his public duties and issued a public apology. Does he expect our praise?
Until Thursday, Gomez was just another person who covered up child abuse.
Finally, we have some forced accountability in this long, drawn-out drama involving unforgivable acts.
Mahony has stood behind the cloth for way too long. Hopefully, real justice is around the corner and more victims will experience some closure.