Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Grand-jury probe raises new risks for Cardinal Mahony

Catholic World News - February 02, 2009

Cardinal Roger Mahony of Los Angeles, who has already weathered a criminal investigation and a series of civil lawsuits, could face new legal dangers in the grand-jury reported last week, because the federal prosecutor heading the new investigation has broader powers than the local officials previously involved, the Wall Street Journal notes. A spokesman for the Los Angeles archdiocese insists that the cardinal has no reason to fear the probe of his handling of sex-abuse cases, saying: "We have been unable to even hypothesize a crime that might have been committed in the handling of these problems."

Additional sources for this story
Some links will take you to other sites, in a new window.

An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:

Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!

Sound Off! CatholicCulture.org supporters weigh in.

All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!

There are no comments yet for this item.

Subscribe for free
Shop Amazon
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Recent Catholic Commentary

Holding bishops accountable: the next steps 11 hours ago
The real story behind the French ambassador's nomination to the Holy See 14 hours ago
A joyful noise unto the Lord: Goal met! May 26
De Lubac’s notes on the Second Vatican Council, section 3 May 26
Urgent! We need extra financial support between now and May 24th. May 22

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days