Archdiocese of Los Angeles Settles Case For 10 Million Dollars

The Archdiocese of Los Angeles has settled four clergy sex abuse cases brought by individuals who were molested by one of the Diocese’s most notorious pedophile priests, Father Michael Baker. The settlement comes just after the Archdiocese of Los Angeles released thousands of documents relating to sexual abuse within the Church. Some of those documents… read more

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Archdiocese of Los Angeles Releases Files Documenting Attempts to Cover up Sexual Molestation of Children

The Los Angeles Times has reported what many had suspected for years: Roger Mahony and his key aides actively concealed abuse to avoid detection by the police and the victims of pedophile priests. This dramatic new evidence comes in the form of hundreds of documents released this week, which includes documents composed by Cardinal Mahony… read more

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Archdiocese’ Cover-up Devastates Young Lives

Not only did Cardinal Roger Mahony know of Father Baker’s colorful past, but he also kept his knowledge a secret and continued to reassign Baker to various ministry positions, despite recent allegations of abuse. Mahony’s knowledge and mishandling were highlighted after the deposition of Msgr. Loomis and the paper trail that was leaked. Since coming… read more

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Cardinal Mahony Deposed to Answer Questions Relating to His Knowledge of Sexual Abuse within the Church

Cardinal Roger Mahony was deposed for several hours to gather information regarding the childhood sexual abuse that has occurred in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, focusing in particular on Father Michael Baker, Father Baker’s abuse of three parishioners, and the attempts made to keep pertinent information secret. Father Baker, who is now serving a sentence… read more

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New Testimony Sheds Light on Abuse Cover-ups by Mahony

Mahony ordered church officials to delay reporting sex abuse to police until the abusive priest could be defrocked, according to Monsignor Loomis, a former high-ranking official within the Catholic Church. Msgr. Loomis’ testimony was well received by Attorney John C. Manly and his client, Luis C. But the testimony also wasn’t surprising. The abuser in… read more

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Lawsuit Alleges that Mahony Failed to Properly Respond to Sexual Abuse Claims

Attorneys from Manly, Stewart & Finaldi filed a suit alleging that Cardinal Mahony and the Catholic Diocese improperly responded to, and interfered with, evidence of sexual abuse within the Church. The complaint questions the transfer of Fr. Lopez from Italy given his history as a sexual abuser, and the complaint goes on to question his… read more

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Sex Abuse Victim Looks to Brighter Future

Monica Almeida/The New York Times Cardinal Mahony apologized to victims of sexual abuse by Catholic priests in the LA Archdiocese When Anthony Almeida, one of 500 sexual abuse victims in a recent lawsuit against the Catholic Church, was a young boy, he was continually molested and then raped by a trusted local priest. Almeida, a… read more

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