Catholic church: Two articles in the July 22 Opinion section about the recent settlement of abuse cases by the Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles stated that Cardinal Roger M. Mahony is of Irish heritage. Mahony is of German and Italian heritage. His father was adopted as a boy by an Irish American family with the last name of Mahony. One of the articles, which focused on the role of the church in L.A. politics, also stated that the archdiocese was founded in 1840. A distinct archdiocese for the Los Angeles area was established in 1936.