Roger Mahony http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/29426/all en US cardinal says didn't know how to deal with sex abuse http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/us-cardinal-says-didnt-know-how-deal-sex-abuse <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 didn't know how to handle sex abuse claims, as he had not learned about it at college -- drawing withering criticism from victims.</p> <p>Retired Los Angeles Cardinal Roger Mahony wrote on his blog that he was not taught about child sexual abuse, a day after was relieved of all administrative and public duties" by the current archbishop of LA. </p> <p>On Thursday the LA archdiocese also released files on more than 100 clerics, as required under a 2007 lawsuit deal over alleged sex abuse.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/us-cardinal-says-didnt-know-how-deal-sex-abuse" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Catholic sex abuse cases Child sexual abuse Religion Religion and children Roger Mahony Social Issues AFP Sat, 02 Feb 2013 01:00:04 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5743733 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 Agence France-Presse 5743798 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 Agence France-Presse 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 Agence France-Presse 5759745 at http://www.globalpost.com Church pays $10m to US Catholic abuse victims http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130312/church-pays-10m-us-catholic-abuse-victims <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 Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles has agreed to pay nearly $10 million to four men who alleged they were molested by a former priest in the 1970s, their lawyers said Tuesday.</p> <p>Settlements were reached this month between lawyers for the men, the former priest involved, and LA's Cardinal Roger Mahony, who is taking part in the conclave to choose a new pope despite protests from victims.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130312/church-pays-10m-us-catholic-abuse-victims" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Child sexual abuse Religion Roger Mahony Roger Mahony Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles AFP Wed, 13 Mar 2013 00:16:06 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5781815 at http://www.globalpost.com Returning US cardinal faces abuse probe call http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130314/returning-us-cardinal-faces-abuse-probe-call <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>Pope Francis must redouble efforts to excise the "cancer" of sex abuse, a US victim said Thursday after winning a $1 million payout -- and urged the new pontiff to defrock the cardinal involved.</p> <p>Retired Los Angeles Cardinal Roger Mahony, who was stripped of his duties in January after files were published that revealed he helped cover up scandals, should also face criminal action when he comes home, said victim Michael Duran.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130314/returning-us-cardinal-faces-abuse-probe-call" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Child sexual abuse Roger Mahony Roger Mahony Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles Social Issues Technology AFP Thu, 14 Mar 2013 23:00:42 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5783950 at http://www.globalpost.com