On his blog yesterday, Cardinal Roger Mahony discussed how he has been “called to humiliation.”
Given all of the storms that have surrounded me and the Archdiocese of Los Angeles recently, God’s grace finally helped me to understand: I am not being called to serve Jesus in humility. Rather, I am being called to something deeper–to be humiliated, disgraced, and rebuffed by many.
Then, he has the arrogance to say:
In the past several days, I have experienced many examples of being humiliated. 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. [emphasis mine]
Mahony is a man with no soul.
Instead of seeking atonement and making amends, Mahony prances to Rome and asks God to forgive “the little people” who dare be angry on behalf of the hundreds of children he personally allowed to be raped.
He says he now has a sense of “inner peace.” That’s the biggest tragedy of all.