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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…

Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles agrees to sex abuse payout

The Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles has agreed to pay nearly $10 million to four men who alleged they were molested by a former priest in the 1970s, their lawyers said. LA’s Cardinal Roger Mahony — currently taking part in the Vatican conclave to choose a new pope, despite protests…