Much has been written on this blog about Bishop Gambino Zavala, former auxiliary bishop of Los Angeles. We know he's a former president of both Pax Christi and Interfaith Worker Justice. He's presided at the "closing liturgies" of the 2010 religious education conferences in Los Angeles - "liturgies" that are more accurately called farcical circuses. And yes, he's whined about us bloggers who shine the light on progressive shenanigans within the Church.
I emphasized the word "former" in the previous paragraph for Zavala's resignation from his post has been announced - for cause. He has disclosed that he fathered two children who are now teenagers. They live in another state with their mother. Let our prayers be with them.
There is a phrase "lex orandi lex credendi lex vivendi". The (loose) translation from Latin yields "the law of prayer is the law of belief; the law of belief is the law of life". Bishop Zavala's sad story is testimony to the truth of that Latin phrase.
Pray for him. Also pray for Archbishop Gomez who has a bit of a mess to clean up in Mahoney's wake.