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?
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?