Roger Mahony http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/28934/all en US archbishop releases abuse records, strips cardinal http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130131/us-archbishop-releases-abuse-records-strips-cardinal <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The archbishop of Los Angeles stripped his predecessor of all church duties Thursday as he released files on more than 100 clerics, as required under a 2007 lawsuit deal over alleged sex abuse.</p> <p>Archbishop Jose Gomez said retired Cardinal Roger Mahony will "no longer have any administrative or public duties," while Mahony's former top adviser on sex-abuse issues, Thomas Curry, has stepped down as a regional bishop.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130131/us-archbishop-releases-abuse-records-strips-cardinal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Entertainment Religion Roger Mahony Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles AFP Fri, 01 Feb 2013 03:15:13 +0000 5742491 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 3-Los Angeles Catholic archdiocese releases priest abuse files http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130131/update-1-los-angeles-catholic-archdiocese-releases-priest-abuse <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Adds material from files)</p> <p>By Dan Whitcomb and Alex Dobuzinskis</p> <p>LOS ANGELES, Jan 31 (Reuters) - The Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles, after years of legal battles, released files on Thursday of priests accused of molesting children and removed a top clergyman who had been linked to efforts to conceal the abuse.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130131/update-1-los-angeles-catholic-archdiocese-releases-priest-abuse" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Catholic sex abuse cases Child sexual abuse Entertainment Law Religion Religion and children Roger Mahony Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles Thomson Reuters Fri, 01 Feb 2013 04:00:57 +0000 5742522 at http://www.globalpost.com US archbishop releases abuse records, strips cardinal http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/us-archbishop-releases-abuse-records-strips-cardinal <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The archbishop of Los Angeles stripped his predecessor of all church duties Thursday as he released files on more than 100 clerics, as required under a 2007 lawsuit deal over alleged sex abuse.</p> <p>Archbishop Jose Gomez said retired Cardinal Roger Mahony will "no longer have any administrative or public duties," while Mahony's former top adviser on sex-abuse issues, Thomas Curry, has stepped down as a regional bishop.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/us-archbishop-releases-abuse-records-strips-cardinal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Child sexual abuse Entertainment Religion Roger Mahony Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles Technology AFP Fri, 01 Feb 2013 05:00:29 +0000 5742547 at http://www.globalpost.com US archbishop releases abuse records, raps cardinal http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/us-archbishop-releases-abuse-records-raps-cardinal <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The archbishop of Los Angeles stripped his predecessor of all church duties Thursday as he released files on more than 100 clerics, as required under a 2007 lawsuit deal over alleged sex abuse.</p> <p>Archbishop Jose Gomez said retired Cardinal Roger Mahony will "no longer have any administrative or public duties," while Mahony's former top adviser on sex-abuse issues, Thomas Curry, has stepped down as a regional bishop.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/us-archbishop-releases-abuse-records-raps-cardinal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Child sexual abuse Entertainment Religion Roger Mahony Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles Technology AFP Fri, 01 Feb 2013 07:00:39 +0000 5742618 at http://www.globalpost.com US cardinal blasted over sex abuse explanation http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/us-cardinal-blasted-over-sex-abuse-explanation <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A US Catholic cardinal stripped of his duties said Friday he had not known how to handle child sex abuse claims as he did not learn about it in school, drawing withering criticism from victims.</p> <p>Retired Los Angeles Cardinal Roger Mahony said he was not taught about such abuse, a day after he was relieved of all administrative and public duties for mishandling claims against dozens of priests, dating back to the 1980s.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/us-cardinal-blasted-over-sex-abuse-explanation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Child sexual abuse Religion Religion and children Roger Mahony Roger Mahony Social Issues AFP Sat, 02 Feb 2013 03:45:13 +0000 5743798 at http://www.globalpost.com LA archbishop sends wishes to cardinal linked to abuse cover-up http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130215/la-archbishop-sends-wishes-cardinal-linked-abuse-cover <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Dan Whitcomb</p> <p>LOS ANGELES, Feb 15 (Reuters) - The archbishop of Los Angeles, who stripped his predecessor of duties last month over his handling of priest sex abuse cases, on Friday sent "warm wishes" as the former archbishop headed to Rome to help select a new pope amid the controversy.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130215/la-archbishop-sends-wishes-cardinal-linked-abuse-cover" target="_blank">read more</a></p> College of Cardinals Religion Roger Mahony Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles Thomson Reuters Sat, 16 Feb 2013 00:45:15 +0000 5757278 at http://www.globalpost.com Fight to bar tainted LA cardinal from conclave http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130218/fight-bar-tainted-la-cardinal-conclave <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>An association of US Catholics has launched a petition to keep a retired Los Angeles cardinal mired in a pedophilia scandal from taking part in the conclave that will choose the next pope.</p> <p>The group, Catholics United, is targeting Roger Mahony, who last month was relieved of all church administrative and public duties for mishandling abuse claims against dozens of priests, dating back to the 1980s.</p> <p>"Cardinal Mahony: Stay Home," the online petition reads.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130218/fight-bar-tainted-la-cardinal-conclave" target="_blank">read more</a></p> International Theological Commission Religion Roger Mahony Roger Mahony Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles AFP Mon, 18 Feb 2013 18:45:43 +0000 5759252 at http://www.globalpost.com Disgraced US prelate could be asked to skip conclave: cardinal http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130219/disgraced-us-prelate-could-be-asked-to-skip-conclave-cardinal <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>US cardinal Roger Mahony, retired from church duties as part of a paedophilia scandal, cannot be banned from the conclave to elect a new pope, but could be advised to stay away, a fellow cardinal and canon law expert said in an interview on Tuesday.</p> <p>"The common practise is to use persuasion. There is no more that can be done. Cardinal Mahony has the right and duty to take part," Velasio De Paolis, one of the 117 cardinal electors due to participate, told La Repubblica daily.</p> <p>"This is a troubling situation but the rules must be followed," he said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130219/disgraced-us-prelate-could-be-asked-to-skip-conclave-cardinal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Christianity Religion Roger Mahony Roger Mahony Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles AFP Tue, 19 Feb 2013 10:46:11 +0000 5759745 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-U.S., Italy Catholics want cardinal out of conclave http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130219/update-1-us-italy-catholics-want-cardinal-out-conclave <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Retired LA bishop plans to take part in Vatican conclave</p> <p>* Was stripped of duties after shown to have covered up abuse</p> <p>* Magazine readers join calls by U.S. Catholics to stop him (Changes slug from USA-CHURCH/ABUSE, previous dateline WASHINGTON)</p> <p>By Robin Pomeroy</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130219/update-1-us-italy-catholics-want-cardinal-out-conclave" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Religion Roger Mahony Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles Roman Curia Social Issues Technology Thomson Reuters Tue, 19 Feb 2013 19:00:26 +0000 5760326 at http://www.globalpost.com US cardinal 'made mistakes': former Vatican prosecutor http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130220/us-cardinal-made-mistakes-former-vatican-prosecutor <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>US cardinal Roger Mahony "made mistakes" and failed to crack down on abuse but will probably attend the conclave to elect a new pope, the Vatican's former anti-abuse prosecutor said on Wednesday.</p> <p>"He is a very humble cardinal who did not manage to curtail paedophilia cases in his diocese as would have been right," Charles Scicluna, who was in the prosecutor's office between 1995 and 2012, told La Repubblica daily.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130220/us-cardinal-made-mistakes-former-vatican-prosecutor" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Christianity Religion Roger Mahony Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles AFP Wed, 20 Feb 2013 08:15:50 +0000 5760796 at http://www.globalpost.com Catholic activists petition LA cardinal not to join papal conclave http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130224/catholic-activists-petition-la-cardinal-not-join-papal-conclave <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Brandon Lowrey</p> <p>LOS ANGELES, Feb 23 (Reuters) - Roman Catholic activists on Saturday petitioned a U.S. cardinal to recuse himself from taking part in selecting a new pope so as not to insult survivors of sexual abuse by priests committed while he was archbishop of Los Angeles.</p> <p>The activists delivered a petition with nearly 10,000 signatures to the North Hollywood church where Cardinal Roger Mahony resides.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130224/catholic-activists-petition-la-cardinal-not-join-papal-conclave" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Christianity in the United States Religion Roger Mahony Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles Thomson Reuters Sun, 24 Feb 2013 07:15:03 +0000 5764719 at http://www.globalpost.com 'Sinners' who hid sex abuse have right to vote for pope: ex-prosecutor http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130225/sinners-who-hid-sex-abuse-have-right-vote-pope-ex-prosecutor <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Cardinals suspected of having protected predator priests should be allowed to take part in next month's papal conclave, the Vatican's former prosecutor on child sex abuse cases said Monday.</p> <p>Amid mounting criticism over the presence of such cardinals, notably Roger Mahony of Los Angeles, among the men who will choose a successor to Pope Benedict XVI, Monsignor Charles Scicluna said they had kept quiet "out of fear of scandal".</p> <p>Citing canon law, he said the cardinals "have the right and duty" to vote in the conclave. </p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130225/sinners-who-hid-sex-abuse-have-right-vote-pope-ex-prosecutor" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Christianity International Theological Commission Religion Roger Mahony AFP Mon, 25 Feb 2013 10:33:13 +0000 5765796 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-Cardinal's departure darkens mood as pope allows early conclave http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130225/update-1-after-new-resignation-shock-pope-allows-early-conclave <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Catholic Church rules changed to allow early conclave</p> <p>* British cardinal resigns, will not vote for new pope</p> <p>* "Vatileaks" report kept private, for next pope's eyes only (Adds details on Mahony, quotes, background)</p> <p>By Philip Pullella</p> <p>VATICAN CITY, Feb 25 (Reuters) - A senior cleric resigned under duress on Monday and Pope Benedict took the rare step of changing Vatican law to allow his successor to be elected early, adding to a sense of crisis around the Roman Catholic Church.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130225/update-1-after-new-resignation-shock-pope-allows-early-conclave" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Christianity Disaster Papal conclave Pope Religion Roger Mahony Roman Curia Thomson Reuters Mon, 25 Feb 2013 13:16:07 +0000 5765959 at http://www.globalpost.com British cardinal quits after 'inappropriate acts' claims http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130225/british-cardinal-quits-after-inappropriate-acts-claims-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Cardinal Keith O'Brien, Britain's most senior Roman Catholic cleric, has resigned with immediate effect in the wake of allegations of inappropriate behaviour, he said in a statement on Monday.</p> <p>O'Brien, who as Archbishop of St Andrews and Edinburgh was leader of the Catholic Church in Scotland, denies allegations that he made sexual advances towards priests in the 1980s.</p> <p>He had been due to be the only cardinal from Britain to vote on a replacement for Pope Benedict XVI following the pontiff's shock resignation on February 11.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130225/british-cardinal-quits-after-inappropriate-acts-claims-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> International Theological Commission Keith O'Brien Religion Roger Mahony Roman Curia Social Issues AFP Mon, 25 Feb 2013 14:00:37 +0000 5765997 at http://www.globalpost.com Italy group asks prosecutors to question U.S. cardinal over abuse http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130304/italy-group-asks-prosecutors-question-us-cardinal-over-abuse <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>VATICAN CITY, March 4 (Reuters) - An Italian consumer group on Monday urged Rome prosecutors to question U.S. cardinal Roger Mahony, who is in the city to attend the conclave to elect a successor to Pope Benedict, over a sexual abuse cover-up scandal in the United States.</p> <p>The Codacons group said it had asked Rome prosecutors several days ago to investigate sexual abuse Mahony is accused of covering up in the 1980s, and to try to establish whether minors or Italian citizens were among the victims.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130304/italy-group-asks-prosecutors-question-us-cardinal-over-abuse" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Religion Roger Mahony Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles Roman Curia Social Issues Thomson Reuters Mon, 04 Mar 2013 17:03:48 +0000 5772962 at http://www.globalpost.com