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Today's Bishops: Working To Rape You Less

By Diogenes ( articles ) | Aug 13, 2004

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Manly remembers a meeting in Orange County Superior Court shortly after DiMaria’s settlement. Judge Gray had ordered the Archdiocese of Los Angeles and the Diocese of Orange to offer DiMaria an apology in person. Representatives for Cardinal Roger Mahoney attended, as did Orange Bishop Jaime Soto and a brigade of lawyers for both diocese. But Bishop Tod D. Brown—leader of Orange County’s 1.1 million Catholics—didn’t appear as required. "He never even talked to Ryan’s family, never sent a letter," Manly remarks. His eyes narrow. A melancholic anger shades him. "That does something to you."

Gustavo Arellano recounts a painful story of betrayal, anger, confusion, apostasy. And public relations.

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