Los Angeles Catholic archdiocese releases priest abuse files

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SNAPJudyJones wrote:

Finally the ugly truth is being exposed, finally the victims may feel validation, and finally these church officials might be held responsible for covering these sex crimes, so that no other child is sexually abused again.

But this is curious…..How is it possible that Cardinal Mahony ( who deserves to be prosecuted for covering up sex crimes against innocent kids ) can be removed of his duties.?….And yet convicted criminal KC Bishop Finn can not..?
They make up their own rules..
This is so sad for all the victims of clergy sex abuse..

Judy Jones, SNAP Midwest Associate Director, 636-433-2511. snapjudy@gmail.com,
(Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests)

Feb 01, 2013 2:09am EST  --  Report as abuse
jdl51 wrote:

“Mahony still holds the titles of Cardinal and Archbishop Emeritus of Los Angeles, and retains his Vatican appointments including his eligibility to vote in papal conclaves.

Apparently he’s still in good standing with the Vatican. No surprise there. The Church is still protecting their own to this day, and the man at the top was instrumental in protecting pedophiles himself, so I can see why they haven’t defrocked Mahony. You can’t hold yourself out as THE moral authority when you couldn’t, and can’t, even get this moral no brainer right. I might add that the diocese’s actions have come only after they were forced to reveal the records, even though they knew the contents for years. You might ask yourself why they didn’t act sooner.

Feb 01, 2013 11:45am EST  --  Report as abuse
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