More excellent investigative journalism from New Times L.A. who broke the L.A. pedo-priest story and who have tracked it with bulldog intensity ever since.
Long after Roman Catholic leaders knew pedo-priests couldnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t be cured, Cardinal Roger Mahony kept packing off his worst offenders to a notorious New Mexico rehab center.
And then routinely released them to unsuspecting parishes. Again and again and again. More concerned, it appears, with covering up bad publicity for the Church than with making sure the priests didn’t molest children again. Harsh words? Yes. But demonstrably true.