Friday, January 30, 2009

Suspicious Timing

All of a sudden, more or less out of the blue, the FBI and a federal grand jury is now investigating the Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles to see whether top church officials conspired to cover up the sexual abuse of minors by priests. Cardinal Mahony claims to be "mystified" by the whole thing; he says he had thought his $660 million bribery check to all the middle-aged men who were hollering "Father Tim diddled my digit in the vestry 40 years ago" had put the whole stupid thing to bed.

And yet all of a sudden a federal grand jury has issued subpoenas and begun calling witnesses in the probe. The investigation is still in its early, fact-gathering stage, and it isn't known whether any criminal charges will result, but the primary target of the investigation seems to be Cardinal Mahony himself, who would probably be well advised to flee to the Vatican and hide behind its walls from extradition like Archbishop Marcinkus, the former Chicago hoodlum and legbreaker for Tony Accardo who became embroiled in all that "God's Banker" crap back in the '80s.

The FBI has never taken down a full Cardinal before. God knows they let the ghastly Cardinal Cody slip through their fingers easily enough.

Okay, the $64,000 question: why would the feds start an investigation of the Church now, less than two weeks after the Iniggeration?

Well, if you take a few steps back and look at the bigger picture, you'll see that the Chief Rabbi of Israel cut ties with the Vatican earlier this week because the Pope reinstated four bishops who had been ordained by the old-style, traditional Cardinal Lefevre, one of whom has publicly questioned the Holocaust myth. This investigation, and the threat against Cardinal Mahony, seems to be retaliation.

The FBI is supposed to be an impartial law enforcement agency, free of outside political influence. If you believe that, I have this bridge in Brooklyn I'd like to sell you.



3 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am in full agreement with you on this subject. Thank you for bringing the matter to light for your readers. The ADL and worldwide Jewish hierarchy are very upset at Rome for their recent blow-offs to Jewish threats.
This was a purely internal move for the Church, but as always, the Jews believe everything has to do with themselves.
The same bishop, Williamson, says he considers the Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion to be fact, not forgery, and has made such brazen comments as this one, besides the Holohoax denying.
Williamson:"in accordance with their false messianic vocation of the Jewish world domination, the Jews are preparing the anti-Christ's throne in Jerusalem."

Thank you for being a voice of truly educated wisdom, Harold.
It's a rare find among the mess of deliberate disinfo and prejudice endured by the RCC. Heck, most Protestants and Evangelicals are so blinded by the Jews that they hate the RCC more than their true enemies.

Perhaps even some day you may consider conversion. I'll be praying for you.

Ronald

11:45 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

HOUDINI LAWYER SHADOWS CARDINAL MAHONY

January 30, 2009

U.S. Attorney Thomas P. O’Brien has launched a federal grand jury investigation against the Los Angeles Archdiocese claiming it violated the federal “honest services” fraud law when dealing with clergy abuse.

Catholic League president Bill Donohue addressed this issue today:

“Eighteen months ago Los Angeles Archbishop Roger M. Mahony reached a settlement with alleged victims of priestly misconduct, thinking the issue was over. But now it has been resurrected by the Houdini-like tactics of U.S. Attorney O’Brien. He has subpoenaed 22 priests, notwithstanding the fact that two of them are dead and the other 20 were kicked out of the priesthood a long time ago.

“O’Brien is saying there was a cover-up of abusing priests, and as a result parishioners were denied so-called honest services. So novel is this use of the law that this is the first time it has ever been used against a church; it is typically used against politicians and CEOs. But O’Brien isn’t like most lawyers. He has tried to court martial a Marine about an incident in Iraq even though the accused was no longer a reservist; he then tried to get the Marine in civilian court—another first—and again he failed. He has also tried to nail a woman for a crime usually committed by computer hackers (she was acquitted of all the felony charges against her and the rest of the case may soon be dismissed).

“No wonder O’Brien is being scorned by his profession. Northwestern law professor Albert Alschuler says ‘Nobody knows what honest services means.’ Former U.S. Attorney Charles LaBella says, ‘This is a strange one.’ An editorial in the Los Angeles Times opines that ‘we worry about the elasticity of the law.’ Loyola law school professor Laurie Levenson calls this ‘creative lawyering,’ and Rebecca Lonergan, a USC law professor, similarly dubs it ‘creative.’ Catholic law professor Nick Cafardi says this is ‘a real stretch’ and Notre Dame law professor G. Robert Blakely brands it ‘outrageous.’

“Houdini O’Brien should drop his witch hunt. If he wants to do something really creative, let him read a book on ethics.”

12:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why is a guy like O'Brien still walking around and polluting the earth with his carbon dioxide emissions?

6:14 AM  

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