Saturday, July 21, 2007
MAHONY'S EXPENSIVE REPUTATION
A reader sent in a link to this story from the L A Times:
So, on the eve of being called to testify in the first L.A. clergy abuse trial, Cardinal Roger M. Mahony settled with 508 claimants for a staggering $660 million, the largest such settlement in the entire country.
Was anyone surprised?
If so, God help you.
All along, the Los Angeles Archdiocese — which was once compared to La Cosa Nostra by the head of a Catholic review board — had one primary objective.
The truth? Not a chance.
Justice? Forget about it.
The top priority?
Keep Mahony off the stand.
Under oath, he would have been forced to explain exactly what he knew about the scandal and what he did, or didn't do, in response.
Apparently, that's not something the cardinal wants anyone ever to know.
Kind of scary, isn't it?
Read the rest...