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Los Angeles abuse settlements reach $740 million

Catholic World News - February 19, 2014

The Archdiocese of Los Angeles has now spent over $740 million on clerical abuse settlements, the Los Angeles Times reported.

Last week, the archdiocese paid $13 million to 17 people who alleged they were abused by priests.

Eleven of the 17 are men who allege they were abused by Father Nicolas Aguilar-Rivera. The visiting priest returned to Mexico in 1988 after Father Thomas Curry, then vicar for clergy and now an auxiliary bishop, informed him of impending charges. The priest remains at large.

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  • Posted by: filioque - Feb. 19, 2014 6:33 PM ET USA

    And Bishop Currie remains at large, too, and Cardinal Mahoney, and almost all of the perp-enablers throughout the country who have brought such suffering and shame. When are we going to see some early retirements and replacements? Never, no doubt. So we will never be able to say that the Church acted responsibly. No wonder no one believes the Church can be trusted.

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