Catholic readers are choking my in-box with this link to retired L.A. Cardinal Roger Mahony’s latest blog entry, in which the sociopathic prelate feels sorry for himself because people are judging him for his role in facilitating the rape of children by his priests. You have to read the whole thing to believe this guy. Excerpt:
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.
I was not ready for this challenge. Ash Wednesday changed all of that, and I see Lent 2013 as a special time to reflect deeply upon this special call by Jesus.
To be honest with you, I have not reached the point where I can actually pray for more humiliation. I’m only at the stage of asking for the grace to endure the level of humiliation at the moment.
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.
One of my readers, an orthodox Catholic theologian, sent the link and added:
I have to think he’s a clinical narcissist, a sociopath. I’ve known a few. This isn’t merely ego or being a strange assertive duck, but something clinical. If not demonic.