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The House of Mahony

By on 10.12.05 | 8:25AM

The Los Angeles Archdiocese has released the personnel files of its priests accused of sexual abuse. The New York Times finds that Cardinal Mahony knew of priestly misbehavior yet eventually allowed them back into contact with young men and boys. Apparently, Mahony's favored solution was therapy.

The L.A. Times has more details on individual priests. In one case, after a decade of complaints against one priest, it took a L.A. Sheriff's Department investigation for him to be removed from ministry. "Despite the reports," he "was allowed to remain in his parish while undergoing therapy." See the full report here (pdf).

Will Mahony get the Cardinal Law treatment?

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