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Opinion L.A.Even when the Vatican does the right thing in connection with sexual abuse, it does so in a way that undermines its credibility. That's the case with revisions in church law strengthening discipline for priests who abuse minors. Article 6 of new...
La PlazaIn case you missed this stunner of a story from the L.A. Times on Legion of Christ founder the Rev. Marcial Maciel, take another read of the lead, or opening paragraph: "He hobnobbed with Mexico's rich and famous, cut lucrative real estate deals and was...
MICHELANGELO SIGNORILE hosts a daily radio program on Sirius satellite radio.THE FINGER-POINTING in the Mark Foley scandal has curiously not focused on one particularly powerful player complicit in allowing the Florida Republican to continue his detrimental behavior for years: the American media. By not reporting on Foley's...
Tags: Gays and Lesbians, Sexual Assault, Sex, Mark Foley, Death
'Truth, the whole truth, nothing but' Re "Executive privilege touchy for presidential candidates," July 29 President Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney loudly proclaim their goal of protecting executive privilege for the good of the presidency. However,...
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Los Angeles Times Staff WriterPeter "Packy" Kobuk has to walk past the old Catholic church to get almost anywhere. To fill a drum of heating oil. To take his children to school. To wash his clothes at the only laundromat in this Eskimo village of 370. "I think about burning it down,...
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Times Staff WriterBy most conventional measures, Paul Fredo is an American success story. The son of a coal miner, he made almost $200,000 in the last year, enough to place him in the top 2% of wage earners. As a financial manager for the U.S. unit of Alstom, the French...
Times Staff WritersHundreds of sexual abuse claims filed against the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles are not only legitimate but tragic, an attorney for Cardinal Roger M. Mahony said Thursday. "There are some that will just break your heart," said J. Michael...
Tags: Laws, Christianity, Litigation, Sexual Assault, Social Issues
Times Poll DirectorDespite the serious, ongoing problem that the American Roman Catholic Church is confronting with the child sexual abuse scandal, priests today are very satisfied with their lives and are more committed to their vows and to the Church they serve than...
Times Poll Assoc. DirectorMost priests and members of religious orders believe the Catholic Church is currently facing the biggest crisis of this century, according to the latest Los Angeles Times poll. The survey of 1,854 priests and religious in 80 dioceses across the United...
Times Staff WriterThe Los Angeles Times and the Washington Post each won three Pulitzer Prizes on Monday, and the Boston Globe won the prestigious Public Service gold medal for its coverage of sex abuse scandals plaguing the Roman Catholic Church. The Globe's tenacious...
Tags: Laws, Hate Crimes, Science and Technology, Mexico, Death
Tribune reporterInternal church records released Tuesday show that Chicago Jesuits consciously concealed the crimes of convicted sex offender Donald McGuire for more than 40 years as the prominent Roman Catholic priest continued to sexually abuse dozens of children...
The Honolulu Star-AdvertiserA Florida man who says he repressed memories of his childhood sexual abuse at the hands of a Catholic priest while growing up on Oahu has reached a $362,500 settlement with the priest and the North Dakota diocese that had been in charge of him. Steven...
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