Another Catholic Priest Convicted of Abuse: Father Lopez Sentenced to 6 Years

Despite support from parishioners, Fr. Lopez was convicted of molesting of three young males during his time at St. Thomas the Apostle Church in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. During sentencing, one of the victims of the priest’s abuse spoke about the consequences of the priests abuse and said “He killed my faith. I’ll never… read more

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First of Three Victims Testifies against Catholic Priest in Criminal Child Abuse Case

The first of three victims in this Catholic child abuse case testified against Father Lopez today. The victims testimony related to the sexual encounters and communication he had with Fr. Lopez after attending mass at St. Thomas the Apostle Church. The testimony will be used to determine whether there is sufficient evidence to try the… read more

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Statute of Limitations Help Father Baker Avoids Molestation Charges

Charges for the alleged molestation of a young boy in the 1980’s against Father Michael Baker have been dropped after a decision by the Supreme Court to strictly enforce the statute of limitations in old molestation cases leaving the victims with no remedy. https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-2003-jul-16-me-priests16-story.html Read more about Father Baker: John Manly to Represent Cynthia C…. read more

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Twenty-Nine Charges of Molestation Filed Against Baker

When Cardinal Mahony found out that Father Baker was a child molester, he did what all Catholic leaders of the time would do, he sent Baker to treatment. When the results of the treatment came back and said that Baker should not be allowed to interact with kids, Mahony again performed in accordance with Diocese… read more

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Cardinal Roger Mahony Admits to Mishandling Sexually Abusive Priest

When Father Michael Baker admitted his ongoing sexual abuse to Cardinal Mahony, Mahony decided to turn the other way. When Mahony decided to make secret settlement payments to victims and allow the pedophile priest to continue interacting with children, Mahony border-line encouraged the destructive, sick behavior. Today, finally, Mahony has acknowledged and taken responsibility for… read more

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