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Saturday, October 07, 2006

Evidence Mounts Against Cardinal Mahony

This is the story that keeps on giving. It's becoming apparent that Cardinal Mahony has been covering up for pedophile priests all the back to his days as Bishop of Stockton. Former priest Oliver O’Grady who now resides in Ireland has been singing like a bird lately about how Cardinal Mahony protected him during his heyday of abusing little boys and girls. Here's a quote from the NT Times article...

The former priest, who lives in Ireland, said he was able to continue abusing children in part because of actions by Cardinal Mahony, who now heads the country’s largest Roman Catholic archdiocese, here in Los Angeles, and is among the church’s most influential American leaders. Mr. O’Grady says in the film that as bishop in Stockton, the cardinal moved him from parish to parish in the face of abuse accusations.

The LA District Attorney's office has also taken an interest in this information...

The film does certainly charge the atmosphere here in Los Angeles,” said William Hodgman, the top deputy of the target crimes division of the Los Angeles District Attorney’s office, who coordinated prosecutions of priests in Los Angeles.

The film also “will fuel ongoing consideration as to whether Cardinal Mahony and others engaged in criminal activity,” Mr. Hodgman added.

Joe Scott, a spokesman for the district attorney, Steve Cooley, confirmed that characterization.


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