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Mahonyland Amusement Park Receives Coadjutor Bishop

April 6th, 2010, Promulgated by Dr. K

This is not an April Fool’s joke!

The Archdiocese of Los Angeles, which has been under the leadership of the very progressive Roger Cardinal Mahony, will be receiving a coadjutor bishop very shortly. The bishop is Arch. Jos? H. Gomez (a member of Opus Dei) from the Archdiocese of San Antonio. Gomez is 58 years old, so he has a solid 17 years of service left in him. If these early reports are true about the man, Arch. Gomez is a friend of reverence and traditional worship, including the Latin Mass (see here). This is an amazing move for Los Angeles, which has had to endure countless liturgical abuses, a massive sex abuse scandal, and one of the most disgusting Cathedrals ever to be constructed.

Here is the official news release from the Archdiocese:

“Posted on Tuesday April 6, 2010


Pope Benedict XVI has named Archbishop Jose H. Gomez of San Antonio, Texas, as Coadjutor Archbishop of Los Angeles. The appointment was announced today, April 6, in Washington, D.C., by Archbishop Pietro Sambi, apostolic nuncio to the United States.

As Coadjutor, Archbishop Gomez, 58, will automatically become head of the three-county Archdiocese of Los Angeles upon Cardinal Roger Mahony?s retirement at age 75 on February, 27, 2011. A Mass of Reception for Archbishop Gomez is scheduled for May 26.

Cardinal Roger Mahony will introduce Archbishop Gomez today, Tuesday, April 6 at a 10 a.m. press conference inside the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels. Officially credentialed members of the media are invited to attend the press conference.

?I welcome Archbishop Gomez to the Archdiocese of Los Angeles with enthusiasm and personal excitement,? said Cardinal Mahony. ?The Auxiliary Bishops and I are looking forward to working closely with him over the coming months until he becomes the Archbishop early in 2011.?

Born in Monterrey, Mexico, and spending his early priesthood in Texas, Archbishop Gomez will become the first Hispanic Archbishop of Los Angeles. When he succeeds Cardinal Mahony in 2011, Archbishop Gomez will head the largest Catholic Archdiocese in the United States, with more than five million members, 70 percent of them Hispanic.

?I?m very grateful to the Holy Father for giving me this opportunity to serve the Church with a mentor and leader like Cardinal Roger Mahony,? Archbishop Gomez said. ?I?m grateful to the Apostolic Nuncio, Archbishop Pietro Sambi, for supporting the Holy Father?s confidence in me. I will try with all my strength to earn that trust.?

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4 Responses to “Mahonyland Amusement Park Receives Coadjutor Bishop”

  1. Anonymous says:

    He needs a lot of prayer because he is going into the lions den.

  2. Bernie says:

    Slow and steady wins the race!
    But, what on earth is he going to be able to do with that ugly monstrosity of a new cathedral?

    They are going bonkers over at the NCReporter website (comments on the news).

  3. Dr. K says:

    Sadly, I think he'll stick with the Cathedral like Arch. Dolan did with Arch. Weakland's creation. The LA Archdiocese has forked over so much cash in abuse settlements that they can't afford to make many modifications to the edifice.

    ~Dr. K

  4. Anonymous says:

    Mahoney has spent his entire carees fostering"Progressive Catholocism" and appointing bishops friendly to his cause. He's not going to roll over as his monstrocity gets dissassembled, piece by piece.

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