Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles
Several children had tears in their eyes Wednesday night as they stood with their families in Downtown L.A. and rallied against the impending closure of their Catholic elementary school.
The files include one case of a priest who later admitted to having sexual contact with more than 100 boys while serving in several Southern California parishes for years.
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.
Despite renewed public outrage over documents showing a cover-up of the actions of pedophile priests, a study on how to shore up the church’s finances is going forward.
The Los Angeles Unified School District was investigating Monday how a former priest, who admitted to a sexual relationship with an underage girl, was employed by the school system.
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.