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NY Times editorial calls for lawsuits against Cardinal Mahony, removal of former aide

January 28, 2013

A New York Times editorial has suggested that Cardinal Roger Mahony could be vulnerable to lawsuits because of his efforts to cover up sexual abuse by priests in the Los Angeles archdiocese.

The Times editorial acknowledges that the statute of limitations probably prevents criminal charges against the retired cardinal, but suggests civil litigation could be appropriate.

The Times also argues that Bishop Thomas Curry, a former aide to Cardinal Mahony who remains active as an auxiliary bishop in the Los Angeles archdiocese, “would seem to merit instant removal” from that post.


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  • Posted by: AgnesDay - Jan. 29, 2013 2:42 PM ET USA

    jg--It is a saying where I live that "Even a blind hog roots up an acorn every once in a while."

  • Posted by: jg23753479 - Jan. 28, 2013 5:28 PM ET USA

    I don't frequently agree with much the NYT says, but their call for removal of Bishop Curry is just common sense.