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.

By Scott KaufmanThe Raw Story

The article documents Roger Mahony’s involvement at all levels of the attempted cover-up of priests who molested children, beginning with the day in December 1986 when Father Michael Baker confessed to Mahony that he had molested two boys.

According to Mahony in a video deposition, his initial reason for not reporting Baker to the police was that “you only call the police when you’ve victims that you can talk to,” because “the suspected child abuse form” contains “a big section about each victim and the victim’s parent, so you, obviously, if you can’t fill out the form, you can’t send it in.”

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  1. Der emeritierte Kardinal Roger Mahony hat für jedes seiner Opfer eine Karteikrte angelegt, um für sie angemessen zu beten.

    Das wird die Opfer aber freuen – Halleluja

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