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Church Treated Rule Violations More Seriously Than Abuse

LA Times reports on newly released personnel files of priests

(Newser) - Priests sexually abusing boys and girls? Tut-tut. Priests performing baptisms without permission? Oh, the horror! Sad, but true: The Catholic Church often treated "ecclesiastical missteps" more seriously than reports of priestly abuse, reports the Los Angeles Times , which has been poring over the local archdiocese's newly released personnel... More »

In 'Extraordinary' Move, Cardinal Relieved of Duties

Former LA archbishop Roger Mahony remains 'in good standing': rep

(Newser) - The former archbishop of Los Angeles has been removed from all public duties due to the central role he played in the coverup of child abuse . Tens of thousands of pages revealing the extent of the abuse crisis, now posted on the church's website, are "brutal and painful... More »

LA Diocese Covered Up Sex Abuse for Decades

Court documents reveal decades of secrecy

(Newser) - The Archdiocese of Los Angeles went to great lengths to cover up decades of child abuse among its priests, and details are emerging in extensive confidential records. Despite Cardinal Roger Mahony's private concerns about the problem, he avoided making it public and sometimes took years to defrock priests involved.... More »

LA Bishop With Secret Family Resigns

Auxiliary Bishop Gabino Zavala has two teenage children

(Newser) - A Los Angeles bishop has resigned after he revealed to his superiors that he has a secret family. Mexican-born Auxiliary Bishop Gabino Zavala, 60, is the father of two teenage children who live with their mother in another state, reports the BBC . LA Archbishop Jose Gomez said the archdiocese is... More »

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