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LA Archbishop Mahony kept altar
boy list from police - deposition

KABC-TV [Los Angeles], by Darsha Phillips

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Posted By:earlybird, 2/21/2014 12:17:14 PM

DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES -- New details are surfacing about the role Archbishop Roger Mahony played in the investigation of sexual abuse by Catholic priests. When Los Angeles police were investigating allegations of child abuse by a Roman Catholic priest in 1988, they asked for a list of altar boys at the last parish where the priest worked. According to a deposition made public on Wednesday and obtained by the Associated Press, Mahony told a subordinate not to give the list, saying he didn´t want to scare the boys who knew nothing about the investigation. Detectives investigating allegations against Nicolas Aguilar

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Mahony wanted desperately to be the American pope. He indulged in a long program of enabling and secrecy in an attempt to keep his own record clean. It has not worked.

To this day former priest Rivera remains a fugitive thanks to Roger Mahony.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: JonR, 2/21/2014 12:31:14 PM     (No. 9741291)

Mahony is a disgrace to the Catholic Church! He is a big reason many Catholics are now ex-Catholics!

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Reply 2 - Posted by: NYBruin, 2/21/2014 12:51:45 PM     (No. 9741325)

I agree, #1. I´d like to see Pope Francis appoint him to a diocese in Haiti or some other similar spot so he can do his penance,

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Reply 3 - Posted by: mickturn, 2/21/2014 12:54:15 PM     (No. 9741331)

Lame excuse, coverup is the game!

We had the same thing going on in my town...the Archbishop simply reassigned bad priests to other parishes...may his soul rot in hell!

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Reply 4 - Posted by: mitzi, 2/21/2014 12:59:36 PM     (No. 9741348)

Why didn´t the PD subpoena the information?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: mickeymat, 2/21/2014 1:00:03 PM     (No. 9741349)

And the bishops who participated in the cover-up were not punished and some continue to "serve."

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Reply 6 - Posted by: TunnelRat, 2/21/2014 1:41:32 PM     (No. 9741397)

The same people who are offended by Mahoney want the Boy Scouts to allow homosexual leaders...

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Reply 7 - Posted by: mitzi, 2/21/2014 1:45:34 PM     (No. 9741401)

The NY Times started their anti-Catholic Lenten series yesterday.

The LA Times ... today.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: bighambone, 2/21/2014 2:30:54 PM     (No. 9741450)

Just trying to turn California into Mexico in a million little ways that add up.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: silencedogood, 2/21/2014 2:35:04 PM     (No. 9741457)

Cardinal Law did the same thing while in Boston. His punishment? Transfer and promotion to the Vatican!

Signed by:
Former Catholic

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Reply 10 - Posted by: KTWO, 2/21/2014 2:44:22 PM     (No. 9741479)

No personal insights about Mahony but the revelations about boys and priests and transparency never seem to end.

He has been in charge a long time. It has been his watch. Enough!

Whatever his personal merits the Pope should replace him.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: MorningStar, 2/21/2014 3:35:10 PM     (No. 9741539)

I don´t know where some have been but Archbishop Mahoney was retired and replaced sometime last year. And as much as I hate to see this scandal, I would never, ever cut off the grace of the sacraments to spite my soul. Humans commit sins but my relationship is with God and the Church founded by Christ here on earth. I´m a baptized and raised Catholic, and I shall die a Catholic, relying on the mercy of a loving God. Amen.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: enemyofthestate, 2/21/2014 3:50:25 PM     (No. 9741554)

Mahony had the graves of his parents moved to the wall of the then-new Los Angeles cathedral. Corruption.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: KTWO, 2/21/2014 4:07:50 PM     (No. 9741567)

#11. I have been away from L.A. for a few years and didn´t know he left last year. Before that the problems seemed to have lasted over decades. Drip, drip, drip.

That, to me means you bring in a new boss and/or make other significant changes. I feel the same about chronic business or political difficulties.

So whether he was eased out or tossed out or removed himself, it seems best that he is out.



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Reply 14 - Posted by: frenesi1, 2/21/2014 4:10:34 PM     (No. 9741572)

Never liked Mahoney but will not let these bad priests drive me from my church.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: EQKimball, 2/21/2014 7:52:37 PM     (No. 9741727)

I saw him face to face recently. He looked miserable and probably feels miserable. There was a time when psychiatrists thought pedophiles could be rehabilitated. To give him the benefit of the doubt, he probably believed it as well, not that it excuses him.

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