Court to schedule release of Los Angeles archdiocesan abuse files
Catholic World News - December 10, 2012
A California court was scheduled to hear final arguments on December 10 in a case involving the release of priests’ personnel files by the Los Angeles archdiocese.
After years of litigation, the Los Angeles archdiocese is preparing to release the files of priests accused of sexual abuse. The court will hear final objections from some of those priests, who have failed in an effort to block the files’ release. The court is then expected to schedule the release of the documents.
The files to be released include documents showing the response of archdiocesan officials—including retired Cardinal Roger Mahony—to complaints of clerical abuse. An attorney for sex-abuse victims described the contents of the files as “explosive.”
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