Ever since Cardinal Roger Mahoney's retirement was quickly accepted by the Holy Father and the "shocker" of an appointment of Archbishop Jose Gomez as his co-adjutor archbishop, Catholic bloggers, like yours truly are very hopeful that this Opus Dei priest can bring back the "holy" to the Los Angeles Archdiocese.
But since sitting at the the throne of Los Angeles in March 2011, Archbishop Jose Gomez has not done
anything to arrest the dissent festival called Religious Education Congress.
Apart from the brazen disregard for liturgical laws, the REC is where theological dissenters spread their lies and heresies. A group called Concerned Roman Catholics of America (CRCOA) sounded the alarm and concern for the seeming inaction of the reputed orthodox archbishop against this event.
The CRCOA mentioned the following:
The 185 REC speakers include:
A priest who's said he's "not anti-choice," has publicly discussed his genitals, and has criticized the idea that truth is superior to dissent.
A priest who says the Church needs "public models" of "healthy gay priests for Catholics to reflect on," to counter "the stereotype of the gay priest as child abuser."
A professor who subtly undermines Church teachings on papal authority, sodomy, contraception and women's ordination.
A nun who's taught that "ordinary genital self-touch can be very important" for children.
A laicized priest who wants not only women priests but also women bishops.
This will be the second year that the REC will be held under the leadership of Archbishop Gomez and he still has not undone what Mahoney left behind.
Questions are: Is Gomez really the archbishop running the archdiocese? Is Mahoney's hand still in this event?
My dear People of God, the speakers deliver lessons openly challenging the dogmas of the Church. And we bring in our very own Catholics to listen to their filth.
What do we do? Well, what will Archbishop Gomez do about this?
Is he really orthodox, or more of a comformist?