His Eminence, the retired Archbishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese at Los Angeles is none other than the same actor that plays Harrison Ford! You couldn’t make up a better Hollywood script! Why do these monsters always prey on the humble religious folk?
Roger Michael Mahony KGCHS (born February 27, 1936) is an American cardinal and retired prelate of the Roman Catholic Church who served asArchbishop of Los Angeles from 1985 to 2011. Before his appointment as Los Angeles archbishop, he served as Auxiliary Bishop of Fresno from 1975 to 1980 and as Bishop of Stockton from 1980 to 1985.
Born in the Hollywood neighborhood of Los Angeles and raised in the city’s San Fernando Valley area, Mahony was ordained to the priesthood in theDiocese of Monterey-Fresno in 1962. He was appointed auxiliary bishop of the Diocese of Fresno in January 1975 and consecrated bishop in March 1975. He was then appointed Bishop of Stockton in 1980. In 1985, Mahony was appointed Archbishop of Los Angeles by Pope John Paul II, and became the first Los Angeles native to hold the office. He was made a cardinal in 1991, and as such voted in the papal conclaves that elected Popes Benedict XVI andFrancis.
Roger Michael Mahony was born in the Hollywoodarea of Los Angeles, California, the son of Victor and Loretta (née Baron) Mahony. He has a twin brother, Louis, and an older brother, Neil. As a child he attended St. Charles Borromeo Grammar School inNorth Hollywood and at age 14, he entered Los Angeles College, the junior seminary of theArchdiocese of Los Angeles.
After studying at the Our Lady Queen of Angels Seminary and St. John’s Seminary, Mahony wasordained to the priesthood on May 1, 1962, by the Bishop of Monterey-Fresno, Aloysius Joseph Willinger, CSsR. He graduated from The Catholic University of America in 1964 with a master’s degree in social work. For the next 13 years, he held pastoral and curial assignments in the Diocese of Monterey-Fresno and the newly formed Diocese of Fresno. He was named a monsignorin February 1967, and also taught social work at Fresno State University during this period.
Cardinal Roger Mahony is the retired Archbishop of Los Angeles, and is now actively working on immigration issues and immigration reform. WEBSITE of the retired Archbishop of Los Angeles…