"Holocaust deniers like Williamson will find no sympathetic ear or place of refuge in the Catholic Church, of which he is not — and may never become — a member," said a commentary signed jointly by Mahony, head of the nation's largest archdiocese, and two officials of the American Jewish Committee.
Since when does this diocese censor people? Name one excommunicant in the the last 20 years. Name five of his high school theology teachers that would accept the oath of fidelity. To claim that a leader of the SSPX is not and may never become a member of the Catholic church is preposterous. Was he validly baptised? Is he currently under some form of excommunication? (no, that was lifted!) How can a cardinal declare that a baptised catholic is not catholic? Does he have some special insight into his soul's disposition and belief?
So, for questioning historical evidence he is persona-non-grata, but a cardinal that wastes hundreds of millions on his pet-cathedral and shuffled around pedophiles for years is some how a good catholic??? Oh, my!
I could say more on Mahoney, but will refrain. I do not think much of Williamses remarks, but his remarks question history as Mahoney's question prudential judgement and the safety of his flock...which is worse?