Get out your hankies and prepare to shed a tear at this tale of woe written by Cardinal Mahony of Los Angeles - its archbishop emeritus. He is sharing that he is "called to be humiliated"! And "rebuffed"! Doesn't that just break your heart?
Your Eminence, maybe you brought this upon yourself? How about the sex abuse coverups? How about the heretic-fests that were publicly known as the LA Religious Education Conferences? How about the complete bastardization of the Mass in those same conferences? Get the picture?
I agree that you may well be called to penance for your abysmal performance. But please don't try to portray yourself as an object of pity. Man up and accept the penance for your own sake.
All others, you might want to break out the barf bags after reading that sob story.