The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles will soon reveal 30,000 pages of confidential personnel files without blacking out the names of the church leaders who knew about sexual abuse by priests and made key decisions on how to handle it View Full Article
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Letter from Rev. Msgr. Dyer July 1992: “The willingness of the Archdiocese to expend in the neighborhood of $60,000 for treatment for Father Barmasse should be ample testimony to this pastoral approach. NO penal process was begun because, at the time of the first intervention with Father Barmasse concerning the allegations, other remedies were agreed […]
November 1989: Letter from Msgr. Curry to Archbishop Mahoney: “The young boy involved is now about eighteen, so [Rev] Kevin [Barmasse] should certainly not return for another two years by which time the period for filing law suits will have passed. (page 33) View Entire PDF File
“The calculated moves to shield molesters in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles may not be legally actionable, but when it comes to a moral judgment, the jury is already in.” View Full Article
“Existing law requires action for damages suffered as a result of childhood sexual abuse commence by age 26, but we have a lot of medical and scientific literature demonstrating that this is not appropriate,” Beall said. “In many cases, the discovery of psychological injuries stemming from sex abuse as a child emerge later in life […]
Orange County prosecutors say a dropped molestation investigation is being reopened so officials can re-examine the actions of a former Los Angeles elementary school teacher who has been charged with molesting a dozen students. View Full Article.
Representatives Michael McGeehan (D-Philadelphia) and Louise Bishop (D-Philadelphia) were joined by colleagues and advocates to announce the reintroduction of child sex abuse legislation and a renewed push to get the legislation enacted. View Full Article.
The archdiocese’s cover-up Covering up sex abuse in the Los Angeles Archdiocese – Los Angeles Times. For years, the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles fought to keep secret its confidential files concerning pedophile priests. Hundreds of sex abuse victims hoping for a full accounting of what church leaders knew about the growing scandal and […]
The Science of Sex Abuse: Is it right to imprison people for heinous crimes they have not yet committed? View Full Article