Attorneys for four alleged victims of sexual abuse by a defrocked Catholic priest spoke out Thursday about a nearly $10 million settlement that was reached with the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.
Catholics in Los Angeles will hear an apology from Archbishop Jose Gomez as they attend mass on Sunday morning.
The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles has said the names of church leaders who made key decisions on how to deal with cases of sexual abuse by priests will not be blacked out in some 30,000 soon-to-be-released pages of confidential personnel files.
The L.A. District Attorney’s Office announced Tuesday that they will be reviewing the documents.
Retired Cardinal Roger Mahony and other top Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles officials maneuvered behind the scenes to shield molester priests, provide damage control for the church and keep parishioners in the dark, according to church personnel files.
It is time to end the tax exempt status of religious organizations that advocated for a partisan candidate.
The sexual abuse at St. Anthony’s, including Van Handel’s own account of his crimes, is included in more than 4,000 pages from the confidential files of nine Franciscan religious brothers who were accused of abuse. The internal files, coupled with an additional 4,000 pages of sworn testimony obtained by the AP, are the largest release of a religious order’s files to date and paint one of the fullest pictures yet of a pervasive culture of abuse that affected generations of students at the seminary dedicated to training future Franciscans.
San Diego police now say they have no immediate plans to interview Kobe Bryant after a man claimed he was injured by the Los Angeles Lakers star during a confrontation at a church.
Officials Recover Religious Relic Stolen From St. Anthony’s Church In Long Beach, 1 Suspect In Custody
bers of St. Anthony Catholic Church have been praying for the return of a 780-year-old religious relic that was stolen from their Long Beach church and Thursday their prayers were apparently answered.
Police say a religious relic was stolen from a Catholic church in Long Beach and they’re searching for suspects.
Fire destroyed a Catholic church in Hacienda Heights just after midnight, causing an estimated $8 million damage.
A Catholic priest who admitted having a sexual relationship with a high school girl more than 40 years ago was removed his position, and a high-ranking official who oversaw the background checks of priests resigned.
A priest at an Ontario Catholic church has been accused of sexually abusing two boys within the past two years.