FULL COVERAGE: Abuse scandal

The Archdiocese of Los Angeles settled what is believed to be the biggest payout in the church’s priest abuse scandal. Click to the right for a guide to the unfolding story, including in-depth features on the victims, the priests accused of molestation and the actions of Cardinal Mahony. (Mel Melcon / Los Angeles Times) ALLEGED VICTIM: At left, Dominic Zamora's father Frank holds a photograph of his son, as an 8 year old with catholic priest Michael Baker, during his confirmation in 1980. (Mel Melcon / Los Angeles Times)PLEADING GUILTY: Michael Stephen Baker, right, who allegedly molested more than 20 youngsters in 26 years, admits to abusing two altar boys. (Spencer Weiner / Los Angeles Times)FOR SALE: Gonzalez, left, and Escalera read the letter from the archdiocese telling them they were being evicted. "We're just so hurt by this," said Escalera, who has lived in the convent since 1964. (Spencer Weiner / Los Angeles Times) STILL SERVING: News of the planned sale of their convent to help pay a clergy sex abuse settlement has brought promises of assistance and media attention. (Damon Winter / Los Angeles Times) TIMES REPORTER: Lobdell lobbied for the religion beat because he wanted to show faith in a positive light. He found the affirming stories he knew were out there, but the darker ones soon overwhelmed him. (Damon Winter / Los Angeles Times) MAN OF FAITH: It's not God's work what happened to me," says Peter "Packy" Kobuk, who as a boy was molested by a Catholic missionary. (Damon Winter / Los Angeles Times)PAYING RESPECTS: Thomas Cheemuk visits the grave of his brother John, who killed himself in 1999. The Alaskan village of St. Michael is home to almost an entire generation of males who say they were sexually abused by representatives of the Catholic Church. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7

  • Navy chaplain gets 2 years for sex abuse

    A Navy chaplain was sentenced to two years of confinement Thursday for exposing a fellow officer to HIV, forcing a midshipman to have oral sex and urging lower-ranking officers who sought his guidance to photograph him while he was naked. Lt. Cmdr. John Thomas Matthew Lee, who had been stationed...

  • L.A. Diocese Settles Abuse Claims

    L.A. Diocese Settles Abuse Claims

    LA Archdiocese agreed to pay $660 million settlement to 508 people who were molested by priests.

  • Nuns Evicted

    Nuns Evicted

    Three nuns in Santa Barbara has been given notice that their building will be sold and they will be evicted by the end of the year to help pay for the priest sex abuse settlements in the Los Angeles Catholic Archdiocese. The nuns, who work with undocumented immigrants and the poor, have had the...

  • Ex-priest pleads guilty in molestation scandal

    Ex-priest pleads guilty in molestation scandal

    Michael Stephen Baker's case was a key part of Cardinal Roger M. Mahony's fight to withhold records.

  • Priests

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