The nation’s largest Roman Catholic archdiocese has agreed to pay $720 million to clergy abuse victims over the past decade and released internal files that showed Cardinal Roger Mahony shielded priests and ordered a surrogate to withhold evidence from police.
A man who received nearly $1 million in a sex abuse settlement with the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles wants Pope Francis to defrock Cardinal Roger Mahony over his role in the scandal’s cover-up.
Four men who were allegedly sexually abused by a former priest have reached a nearly $10 million settlement with the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles.
Southern California will have a strong presence in the room when a new pope is elected to lead the Catholic Church.
The College of Cardinals, who are in Vatican City to select a new pope to replace Pope Benedict XVI, cut off communication with the media on Wednesday after Italian newspapers reported on confidential pre-conclave proceedings.
Retired Cardinal Roger Mahony told an Italian newspaper that it’s a positive thing the public knows the truth about “pedophilia in the church.”
A woman who claims she was sexually abused by her parish priest as a child traveled to Rome to protest retired Cardinal Roger Mahony’s participation in the papal conclave.
As all eyes turn to the Vatican to watch the papal conclave, CBS2 and KCAL9′s Suraya Fadel reported live from Vatican City on the KCAL9 News at 10 p.m. Sunday and CBS2 News at 11 p.m.
Some local Catholics don’t feel Cardinal Roger Mahony should be able to participate in the upcoming papal conclave in Rome.
While apologizing to victims who were sexually abused by members of the clergy, LA’s Archbishop José H. Gomez also Thursday announced he was stripping his predecessor — Cardinal Roger Mahony — of all administrative and public church duties.
A judge on Thursday ordered the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles to turn over 30,000 pages from the confidential files of priests accused of child molestation without blacking out the names of top church officials who were responsible for key decisions in how to handle the sexually abusive priests.
A Superior Court judge has ordered the L.A. Archdiocese to publicly disclose the names of any high-ranking Catholic church officials mentioned in over 30,000 pages of documents involving alleged cases of sexual abuse.
Cardinal Roger Mahony turned over the reins of the Los Angeles Archdiocese to Archbishop Jose Gomez Sunday at the age of 75.
When Cardinal Roger Mahony was ordained nearly a half century ago, the Roman Catholic church was in the throes of a modernization and renewal — and the lanky young priest who grew up near his family’s poultry processing plant was seen as a leading liberal light for the times.
The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles is backing away from a plan to add 20 days to the calendar for its elementary schools.