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Cardinal Mahony, meet Edith Piaf

By Diogenes ( articles ) | Nov 23, 2004

The Archbishop of Los Angeles responds to questions from a reporter:

Q: What regrets, if any, do you have about the way you handled (abusive) priests?

A: Well, obviously it is always easy to look at things that happened 20 years ago with the knowledge and insights we have today. It's easy to sit here in 2004 and make commentary on things that happened in the early 1980s or mid-1980s. ... There's been an evolution over the years on how these matters have been understood by professionals as well as by the Church. That evolution of knowledge has led to a continual refinement of our policies and procedures so that goal No. 1 is achieved - that is, that the Church is safe for all children and young people.

Oh, sorry; I guess I got distracted. The question was whether he had any regrets. What was the answer, again?

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