Cardinal Roger M. Mahony was a media darling because of his social activism. Now the new guy, L.A. Archbishop Jose Gomez, wants to go quietly about the business of restoring respect for the institution Mahony disgraced. This is news?
Gomez has a different approach. For kids' sake, let's hope so.
Mahony was most vocal about immigration when the priest abuse scandal was really coming to light. So do Gomez a favor and let him work quietly; we don't need another superstar bishop.
I am puzzled by Mahony's comments in response to those upset by priest sex abuse.
He wrote on his blog: "I could understand the depth of their anger and outrage — at me, at the church, at … injustices that swirl around us."