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Clerics apologize to abuse victims as lawsuit files become public


priest(CNS) As the Archdiocese of Los Angeles released church records on clergy sexual abuse, Cardinal Roger M. Mahony again apologized to abuse victims, saying he was naive about its impact on their lives.

The cardinal, who retired as archbishop of Los Angeles in 2011, also said in a statement Jan. 21 that he prays for victims of abuse by priests daily as he celebrates Mass in his private chapel. [More]


Catholic News Service



  1. Florian says:

    The LA Times editorial this morning comments that the released documents establish that Cardinal Mahony and Bishop Curry knew very well what they were doing, that it was against civil and canon law, and then did it anyway. In other words, they held, and still hold, that they and theRC church are above the law and beyond its reach.

    No wonder their monster in chief is President Barack Obama.

  2. Concerned says:

    It is so past the time for these Church “leaders” to stop with the “I didn’t know it was goiong to impact someone’s life” and “no one told me how bad this was” and simply say they screwed it up big time and were self-serving people. After all this time, almost 10 years since the big bomb blew open the revelations of just how deep the sex cover up went, you would think the “leaders” would just come clean. But they prove they are not true “leaders” but a bunch of self-serving hypocrites. The church could move forward so much quicker if they would simply admit their failings without the feeble excuses, justifications, and pathetic lies.


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