| Dec 1, 2013
| 6:17 PM
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti's search for a new fire chief has been framed largely by well-publicized problems with the agency's 911 dispatch system and reports of delayed responses to life-and-death emergencies.
But another deep-rooted, if less...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 11:16 AM
During the Roman Catholic Church's decades-long sex abuse crisis, then-Los Angeles Archbishop Roger Mahony went to great lengths to keep law enforcement uninvolved. Instead of handing priests accused of abuse over to police, he would send them to...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 4:10 PM
Join Times reporters Ashley Powers and Victoria Kim for an L.A. Now Live chat at 9 a.m. Thursday to discuss their series on Cardinal Roger Mahony and his role in the Catholic Church's child abuse sex scandal.
FULL STORY: Clergy abuse cases were a threat...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 1:42 PM
ROME -- Pope Francis is forming a commission of experts to advise the Holy See on protecting children from abusive priests, keeping pedophiles out of the priesthood and caring for the victims of abuse, Cardinal Sean Patrick O’Malley said Thursday....
| Dec 5, 2013
| 4:38 PM
ROME — In his first formal response to one of the biggest challenges facing the Roman Catholic Church, Pope Francis is establishing a commission to look at how the church can better protect children from sexual abuse by its priests.
| Dec 7, 2013
Re "A path to upheaval," Dec. 1, and "Into the light," Dec. 2
As a survivor of child sexual abuse by a Roman Catholic priest in Los Angeles, I have mixed feelings about the articles on Cardinal Roger M. Mahony, the retired archbishop of Los Angeles...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 3:47 PM
The pastor of a Lakeview Roman Catholic parish has agreed to step aside after an allegation this week that he engaged in sexual misconduct with a minor in the late 1990s while he served as pastor of an Orland Park church, officials said today.
| Dec 11, 2013
| 5:51 PM
A 27-year-old Chicago man on Wednesday became the first person to full identify himself in a sex abuse allegation against former Roman Catholic priest and convicted sex offender Daniel McCormack.
Darryl McArthur, who like all of McCormack’s...
| Dec 12, 2013
A 27-year-old Chicago man on Wednesday became the first person to identify himself in a sex abuse allegation against former Roman Catholic priest and convicted sex offender Daniel McCormack.
Darryl McArthur, who like all of McCormack's accusers is...
| Dec 26, 2013
| 2:11 PM
A Pennsylvania appeals court on Thursday overturned the conviction of the first U.S. church official ever charged or convicted in connection with how he handled complaints that priests had sexually abused children.
Msgr. William Lynn, who has never been...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 10:03 AM
Thousands of pages of secret church documents released Tuesday as part of a court settlement provide an unprecedented look at how the Archdiocese of Chicago for years failed to protect children from abusive priests.
The documents provide new details and...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 10:16 AM
ROME -- In their toughest and most public questioning to date about sexual abuse of children by members of the clergy, senior Vatican officials came under heavy criticism Thursday from a United Nations committee over their handling of such cases and...