Files show how LA church leaders controlled damage


Files show how LA church leaders controlled damage

By: Patrick Rimmer | Patrick Rimmer

Published: January 22, 2013

From the link: http://www2.alabamas13.com/news/2013/jan/22/files-show-how-la-church-leaders-controlled-damage-ar-5418703/#fbcomments

Documents released as part of a lawsuit against the Los Angeles archdiocese show the recently retired Cardinal Roger Mahony and other church officials shielded abusive priests from investigation to protect the church from the engulfing scandal.

The files show leaders moved priests out of state, handled damage control and consulted with accused priests behind the scenes.

Those types of details have emerged elsewhere, but the LA documents also contain criticism from a top official who condemned leaders for keeping followers in the dark rather than protecting children.

The pages were filed with a motion seeking punitive damages for the alleged victim of another priest.

The archdiocese is expected to release 30,000 pages on nearly 90 priests within weeks, per a 2007 settlement agreement.

Mahony was out of town but issued a statement Monday apologizing for his mistakes.

About victimsofrapebythercc

The Catechism offers a clear moral teaching: "Rape is the forcible violation of the sexual intimacy of another person. It does injury to justice and charity. Rape deeply wounds the respect, freedom, and physical and moral integrity to which every person has a right. It causes grave damage that can mark the victim for life. It is always an intrinsically evil act. Graver still is the rape of children committed by parents (incest) or those responsible for the education of the children entrusted to them." (no. 2356) Note that rape is "an intrinsically evil act," meaning that it is evil at its very root, nothing justifies it, and it is objectively a mortal sin. An evil act was done against me, a crime, by a priest at St Thomas More Parish in Durham, NH. An evil and a crime I will no longer keep silent about. Those who perpetrate crimes against children, especially those of the Roman Catholic Church, should all be punished for their crimes against children. Anything less would be criminal.

Posted on January 22, 2013, in Child Sex Abuse, Clergy Abuse, Clergy Sex Abuse, Pope Benedict, Priest Child Sex Abuse, Religion, Roman Catholic Church, Roman Catholic Church Sex Abuse and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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