October 14, 2005

Archdiocese voluntarily releases summaries of accused priests

The Tidings

The Archdiocese of Los Angeles has voluntarily released summaries of information contained in the personnel files of priests who have been accused of sexual abuse in civil lawsuits. The summaries, along with an update to the list of priests accused of abuse that was first published in the February 2004 Report to the People of God, were posted on the Archdiocese's website: www.la-archdiocese.org.

"The publication of these summaries and the updated list of accused priests is a reflection of the Archdiocese's commitment to openness with the public regarding what has been a very painful chapter in our church's history," said Tod Tamberg, director of media relations for the archdiocese. "It is the hope of Cardinal Mahony that this further sharing of information will help the healing process for all involved, particularly the victims of abuse."

Posted by kshaw at October 14, 2005 10:13 AM