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Notorious priest at center of $10-
million church abuse payout

Los Angeles Times, by Harriet Ryan and Victoria Kim

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Posted By:earlybird, 3/12/2013 10:03:47 PM

The Archdiocese of Los Angeles has agreed to pay nearly $10 million to four men who say they were molested by one of the region’s most notorious pedophile priests. The agreement brings to an end four lawsuits against the archdiocese involving Michael Baker, a charismatic parish priest accused of molesting at least 23 boys over three decades. The church has settled numerous cases brought by Baker’s victims in the past, but the $9.9-million settlement announced Tuesday is the first settlement since the January release of 12,000 pages of internal archdiocese records about abuse.

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As the article says, the documents released in January detailed Cardinal Roger Mahony´s "dealings" with Baker. Mahony´s "fingerprints" were all over the Baker case. He protected Baker.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: CentralFLMom, 3/12/2013 10:36:04 PM     (No. 9221904)

The Catholic church is more corrupt than the US government, and in some ways more powerful.
My family and I were devoted Catholics until Vatican II when the church abandoned its core values, and began accepting homosexuality, pedophilia, divorce and promiscuity.
Soon after Vatican II opened up the church, a male relative of mine was victimized by the leadership our church. This poor soul was passed around by the priests like some sort of harlot; just like a white slave. This went on until this relative was well into his 20´s!
He was so damaged that he ended up moving to San Francisco to become a decorator. He died of aids a long time before others began receiving blood money payouts from the church.
After watching the satanic and manipulative machinations of Papist leftists, I left the church to join a Pentecostal Christian church that is more aligned with my beliefs.
And again I point out that people shouldn´t be surprised when a bunch of grown men in dresses and pumps are accused of molesting boys. If it looks like a duck....


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Reply 2 - Posted by: Pinkpanther, 3/12/2013 11:01:07 PM     (No. 9221920)

#1 an incredibly bigoted statement. It reminds me of when liberals try to pretend to be conservatives just to smear conservatives. With the election of the Pope happening and Easter fast approaching we´re in for another round of Catholic bashing by the mouth piece of the left (MSM) and some fellow ldotters. I grow tiresome of both. Those that want to bash the Catholic Church, tell me what have you or your church done to fight for your religious freedom like the Catholic Church has?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: FunnyGirl, 3/12/2013 11:16:28 PM     (No. 9221935)

#1 must have gone through a different Vatican II from the rest of us. It´s apparent that some are guided by bigotry and hatred.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: absalom, 3/12/2013 11:18:08 PM     (No. 9221939)

#1. Your hysterical post is a vincibly ignorant slander of the Church. Despite Vatican 11, the Church of Rome, has never accepted homosexuality, pedophilia, divorce and promiscuity. Rather, in an effort to increase vocations, the Church did lower the standards for elevation to the Priesthood; a fateful error. As for your deceased male relative, the fact that he moved to San Francisco to become a decorator, says volumes about his sexual orientation. That he was an obvious homosexual is not the fault of the Catholic Church.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: redbadge, 3/13/2013 12:10:57 AM     (No. 9221971)

Wow you guys are tools. No CHILD is an obvious homosexual. If you´ve been molested for years, you have no idea WHO you are - and it´s the Catholic Church that did it to him.

Sorry, #1. I know it´s hard when you try to explain and hit a wall of defensive ignorance.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: absalom, 3/13/2013 12:45:48 AM     (No. 9222004)

#5. Candidates for the Priesthood have always been between the ages of 18 to 21 years, hardly children, and their sexual orientation has already been embedded! #1´s poor soul was an obvious homosexual and hardly a child. Implying that the Church was responsible for his sexual orientation is an ignorant slander predictable of those w/an agenda.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: usltn, 3/13/2013 1:28:33 AM     (No. 9222024)

#2 This is why pedaphiles and homosexuals have taken over the church.No matter how many children are harmed and homosexu0als are found,a large part of the people will stand up and claim bigotry.Get rid of these abominations.I can not stand someome that will harm a child

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Reply 8 - Posted by: redbadge, 3/13/2013 5:05:50 AM     (No. 9222097)

#6 She didn´t say her relative was a candidate for the priesthood, she said he was victimized by the leadership of her church until his 20s, not that he was a candidate for the priesthood. He may or may not have been. I understood that he was a kid victimized by priests until his 20s.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: noddy, 3/13/2013 5:32:20 AM     (No. 9222102)

How simply awful #1. And now you get beaten up by the holier-than-thou´s here. So sorry. Fanatical religious zealots appear in many forms in different religions. If this was happening throughout the world to young muslim boys we would be appalled at their religion. Some people are unable to accept that there could be any faults where their beliefs are.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: mythman, 3/13/2013 8:19:33 AM     (No. 9222288)

And Mahoney stole $115 million, or 88%, of the cemetery perpetual care funds to make these abuse settlement payoffs.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: FunnyGirl, 3/13/2013 10:52:01 AM     (No. 9222604)

While it wasn´t my intent to be "holier than thou", it´s simply not true that Vatican II embraced homosexuality, pedophilia or promiscuity. Teachers across our country, many heterosexual women, are sexual predators. It doesn´t mean all teachers are predators. Some of us would like the housecleaning to move forward in a more vigorous manner, but it doesn´t mean we are abandoning our faith or refusing to defend Catholicism.

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