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L.A. Times exposes Cardinal Mahony’s decades-long pattern of shielding child-abusing priests

The Los Angeles Times has published an exhaustive account — based on over 23,000 pages of internal documents from the Archdiocese of Los Angeles — of the former Archbishop of Los Angeles’s complicity in the Catholic Church’s child abuse scandal. The article documents Roger Mahony’s involvement at all levels of…

LA Archdiocese used cemetery funds to pay for abuse settlements

In order to help pay for a $660 million settlement for the victims of molestation by Catholic priests, the Archdiocese of Los Angeles moved $115 million from the fund for cemetery maintenance, reported the Los Angeles Times. The money in the cemetery fund comes from the families of those buried…

Catholic church strongarms org from hiring anti-Prop 8 priest

Father Geoffrey Farrow, the Fresno priest who came out against Prop 8 during Mass and was suspended for following his conscience by the Archdiocese of Los Angeles is still being hounded by the church. Since he was out of a job, you’d think the church would be satisfied that Farrow…

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