Hierarchical Response

Tone deaf. Justice is here. Hot & ready.

“The documents showed that Mahony had concealed his knowledge of abusive priests, protected offending priests from prosecution, and transferred abusers after they’d received counseling, at times out of state to skirt reporting laws, where they could abuse again.

After the release of the archdiocesan files, Gómez publicly removed Mahony going forward from having “any administrative or public duties” in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. Shortly thereafter, despite the controversy, Mahony would take part in the conclave that elected Pope Francis.

Mahony, who has reportedly apologized for his handling of sex abuse cases, met with victims, and set up a victims’ assistance office, remains a priest in good standing.”



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