It was reported by the Associated Press today that the Los Angeles Archdiocese of the Catholic Church will pay out $60 Million to settle abuse claims. Cardinal Roger Mahoney is quoted as saying:
“It’s a day of healing and reconciliation as we move forward with these 45 cases…”
No, Roger, the healing will not happen until you clean out all of the skeletons under your protection, and you step down and acknowledge your mis-management of the whole sorded affair all these years.
It is also time that Catholic parishioners wake up to the fact that these payoffs, which serve only to sweep the scandal under the carpet have come out of their pockets. The Catholic church has historically targeted people of poor economic means, people from under developed societies throughout the world, prostelyzing to these people and taking in their tithes, and for what, to shuttle around deviant priests, payoff hush money and build monuments to massage the egos of their leaders, such as Roger Mahoney and his Los Angeles cathedral.
Shame on you all.