Diogenes has more on the history of the Archdiocese of L.A. Ministry with Lesbian and Gay Catholics,
You’ll remember the Archdiocese’s original animator of gay ministry was a Carmelite named Peter Liuzzi, who dismayed orthodox Angelenos with his counter-Catholic advocacy and who was constantly protected by Mahony’s inner circle. That Liuzzi’s abstract advocacy fronted for a personal lifestyle issue became obvious when fellow Carmelite Dominic Savino was found to have molested high school boys, and Mahony’s right-hand man Msgr. Richard Loomis, in a hacked e-mail, urged his fellow apparatchiks to play down the Savino-Liuzzi connection (3/19/2002):
A complicating fact: I believe that Father Peter Liuzzi is being assigned to Crespi Carmelite HS as a faculty member. A representative of the "Lay Catholic Mission" has approached a Carmelite priest who occasionally helps here at Saint Charles to question "the wisdom of assigning Father Liuzzi to an all-boy school." On top of that, Father Liuzzi and Father Savino have lived in the same community house for as long as I have worked at the ACC — not quite seven years. They are close friends. I am not sure how many people know these facts and I would not want to tip my hand. Everything in this "complicating fact" paragraph would be tracked right back to me. I would not want it made public if it can be avoided. But my thought is that one issue might ignite the other in the press, both secular and retro-Catholic.
Here’s how the daisies were chained: Liuzzi was the Archdiocese’s gay ministry guru. He left the job, and was teaching part time at a Carmelite high school, while sharing a bungalow with his boyfriend Savino, who’d molested boys at the same school. Loomis, the director of the Cardinal’s secretariat for administrative services, ran interference for Liuzzi when the Savino story broke. But it doesn’t end there. Loomis himself later left ministry after being accused of molesting two boys. ("Loomis. That case proves that our procedures are working," said Cardinal Mahony, when taxed by Jason Berry in 2005 with his adjutant’s perfidy in the matter.)
The conflict of interest here speaks for itself. Yet the Archbishop, and the Archdiocese’s Ministry with Lesbians and Gays, are still under full sail — which indicates that the forces that share their sympathies have more clout than those that don’t. Those of us Loomis calls retro-Catholics might object to the Gay Rainbow Jesus, but it’s clear that most senior churchmen in the Archdiocese would be bewildered at the suggestion that there’s anything objectionable about it. In heraldic terms, it’s an eloquent emblem of Cardinal Mahony’s tenure as bishop and, indeed, of what they understand as religion full stop.
Cardinal Mahony himself ordained an openly homosexual deacon and activist last year so you know the Archdiocese ministry is really just a subversion of the Church’s teaching under the wraps of tolerance. They talk about being "consonant with Church teaching", but somehow never get around to what those teachings actually are as evidenced by their web page. No references to the Catechism or any authoritative Church documents on their ministry site. Now how could that happen? I guess it is just a coincidence that Deacon Eric Stoltz the openly homosexual activist who designed the ministries website and in fact the archdiocese website is involved.