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Mishandling of abuse cases threatens
Mahony´s legacy with Latinos

Los Angeles Times, by Hector Becerra*

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Posted By:SoCalGal, 1/26/2013 10:07:54 PM

On a Sunday night at Dodger Stadium in 1986, Archbishop Roger M. Mahony celebrated Mass in flawless Spanish. In an era when immigrants in Los Angeles were routinely derided as parasites and criminals, the archbishop told the crowd of 55,000 that whether they were born in Puebla, San Salvador or Managua, they were part of his flock.(Snip)But even as cheers of "Rogelio! Rogelio!" rained down from the upper decks, Mahony was covering up the sexual abuse of some of the most vulnerable in the church, including in his beloved Latino community, church records show.

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*Ashley Powers and Harriet Ryan

Despicable.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: jlw509, 1/26/2013 11:37:45 PM     (No. 9141523)

It´s hard to get all the names and dates straight, but this is what Cardinal Mahony´s statement said:

"Peter Garcia [the abusive priest]was removed from ministry in 1984 by Cardinal Timothy Manning, prior to my 1985 arrival in Los Angeles... I repeatedly rejected his requests to return to ministry in Los Angeles. Instead, in 1987, I ordered him to be fully evaluated at St. Luke’s Institute... I concluded that Garcia could never return to ministry."

Nor did he return to ministry. Ever.

Keep in mind that the victims never came forward with any kind of complaint nor filed criminal charges; the abuser said he didn´t know their last names, nor where they were. So Cardinal Mahony asked the Vatican for the abuser´s permanent laicization.

Check this out (it´s in the comments section.) Can you go to the police when you have no victim´s name, to way to find it, no witnesses and no evidence, and the offense was committed years reviously?

If this were the case, what more could Mahoney have done in the matter of Peter Garcia? I ask sincerely, because I don´t know the answer.


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Reply 2 - Posted by: Subal, 1/27/2013 12:22:18 AM     (No. 9141569)

Why do I think Mahony just might be a Democrat?

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