| 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...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 8:26 AM
God bless Sinead O’Connor, the prickly Irish rock singer who once ripped a photograph of the pope on live TV to protest the Catholic Church’s child sex abuse scandal, for trying to school Miley Cyrus on the pitfalls of female sexual...
| May 18, 2013
| 9:28 AM
When director Alex Gibney began work on his documentary "We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks," he thought he would be telling the story of a charismatic, silver-haired free speech advocate named Julian Assange, who had exposed dark corners of...
| Jul 4, 2013
| 10:30 AM
No servant can serve two masters.
Those are the words of Jesus in the Gospel of Luke. And yet how imperfectly have his followers taken them to heart. Throughout the history of Christianity, some of the most painful moments have been when church leaders...