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Priest abuse files may be released
without church officials´ names

Los Angeles Times, by Harriet Ryan & Victoria Kim

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Posted By:LittleHoodedMonk, 12/7/2012 9:36:24 PM

In its landmark $660-million settlement with victims of sexual abuse five years ago, the Archdiocese of Los Angeles agreed to make public the confidential personnel records of all priests accused of molesting children. (Snip) But the documents have been scrubbed of what many regard as the most important information: the identities of the members of the church hierarchy who reshuffled abusers. The names of the former cardinal, Roger M. Mahony, and the bishops and vicars who handled molestation complaints for him have been redacted by church lawyers at the direction of a retired federal judge

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This is going to get ugly very soon, again, in time for Christmas season. LA Times, who just raised their daily rates from $1 to $1.50, are out to keep the Archdiocese´s feet to the fire when they should be worried about the fire in the next life for all the harm they print today supporting many liberal causes, many that are anti-Church.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: MrYules, 12/7/2012 10:15:26 PM     (No. 9054541)

The gentlemen of the Church hierarchy should be in the forefront of those cleaning out the criminals. That´s what Jesus Christ did in His day. But those gentlemen are politicians and bureaucrats first and foremost. Mustn´t make the "organization" look bad, no matter how many of the "little people" get hurt. To paraphrase: suffer the little children to come unto us that we may degrade them.


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Reply 2 - Posted by: hybernicus, 12/7/2012 10:37:36 PM     (No. 9054574)

No good will come of this. This will become a fishing expedition for those who are anti-religion. The priests should be dealt with. The victims will not be served by this.

I am not Catholic but recognize all of the good works the RC Church does for my community. Transferring the assets of the RC Church bank accounts to anti-religious groups, such as the ACLU, does not help my community. It becomes theft of good faith donations.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Sunhan65, 12/8/2012 11:34:10 AM     (No. 9055292)

Responsible officers of any organization who colluded in concealing child abuse belong in prison. These are criminal acts. When you become aware of a potential felony, you don´t get to hold your own investigation, render your own verdict, and then take disciplinary actions in house. You Call. The. Cops. Any priest/administrator who didn´t do exactly that is morally and legally culpable, as is the organization that employed them. These gutless moral imbeciles will probably skate because of statutes of limitations, but at least we can publish their names and ruin their lives. With luck, they´ll burn in hell at some point as well.

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