| Feb 2, 2013
| 5:00 AM
The archdiocese of Los Angeles learned in the late 1970s that one of its priests had sexually assaulted a 16-year-old boy so violently that he was left bleeding and "in a state of shock." The priest said he was too drunk to remember what happened and...
| Jan 7, 2013
| 12:32 PM
A Superior Court judge has ruled the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles must release the names of high-ranking church officials in 30,000 pages of confidential records about priests accused of abusing children. In making the order Monday, Judge...
| Jan 21, 2013
| 3:03 PM
Cardinal Roger M. Mahony on Monday apologized for the way the L.A. archdiocese dealt with priest child abuse claims after a new round of documents were released. "I am sorry," Mahony's statement concluded. The new documents show: Fifteen years before........
| Feb 23, 2013
| 3:13 PM
A “relatively unflappable” Cardinal Roger Mahony answered questions under oath for more than 3 1/2 hours Saturday about his handling of clergy sex abuse cases, according to the lawyer who questioned the former archbishop. “He remained...
| Feb 9, 2013
| 9:45 PM
Pressed to come up with hundreds of millions of dollars to settle clergy sex abuse lawsuits, Cardinal Roger M. Mahony turned to one group of Catholics whose faith could not be shaken: the dead.
Under his leadership in 2007, the Archdiocese of Los...
| May 27, 2013
| 6:40 PM
Preparing for his return to the Archdiocese of Los Angeles after six months' treatment at a center for pedophile priests, Father Michael Wempe sat down to type out a list of concerns. Arrangements for his dog. Counseling and support groups for himself....
| Feb 8, 2013
| 7:52 PM
Files recently released by the Los Angeles Roman Catholic Archdiocese show that 29 clergy accused of sexual abuse served assignments at local parishes, where some of the alleged child molestation took place.
Of the 29 men who were named, eight were...
| Mar 12, 2013
| 7:25 PM
The Archdiocese of Los Angeles has agreed to pay nearly $10 million to four men who say they were molested by one of the region’s most notorious pedophile priests.
The agreement brings to an end four lawsuits against the archdiocese involving...
| Jul 29, 2011
As papal nuncio to the United States, Archbishop Pietro Sambi had the formidable job of representing the Vatican at a time of challenge and scandal in the Roman Catholic Church, as well as escorting Pope Benedict XVI on his 2008 American visit. By...
| Jan 11, 2011
Roman Catholic Bishop John J. Ward of Los Angeles, who had been one of three surviving American bishops who participated in the groundbreaking Second Vatican Council in the early 1960s, died Sunday in Culver City. He was 90.
Ward died of complications...
| Jul 28, 2010
| 4:34 PM
Cardinal Roger Mahony praised a federal judge's decision Wednesday to block the most controversial elements of Arizona's new immigration law, which would require police to determine the immigration status of people they stop and suspect are in the country...
| Oct 4, 2010
| 9:34 PM
Loyola Marymount University, the 8,700-student Jesuit school in Los Angeles, on Monday named its first permanent lay president, choosing its interim leader, David W. Burcham. A graduate and former dean of Loyola Law School, Burcham has served as the...