Friday, February 01, 2013

Gomez: Mahony, Curry "In Good Standing," Able "To Minister Without Restriction"

As the West Coast neared close of business for the week, in the latest update from a roiled LA front, Archbishop José Gomez has issued the following clarification:
"Questions from the faithful and some members of the news media indicate that it would be helpful for me to clarify the status of Cardinal Roger Mahony and Bishop Thomas Curry.

"Cardinal Mahony, as Archbishop Emeritus, and Bishop Curry, as Auxiliary Bishop, remain bishops in good standing in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, with full rights to celebrate the Holy Sacraments of the Church and to minister to the faithful without restriction."
As written, the statement appears to indicate that, beyond the archbishop's announcement last night, as things stand, no further recourse to Rome for applying formal sanctions will ostensibly be undertaken. Then again, the Vatican is always free to act on its own volition.

Again, To Be Continued.