April 20, 2006

Cardinal faces day of reckoning

Pasadena Star-News

NOW that the United States Supreme Court has rejected his legal wrangling, we can only hope that Cardinal Roger Mahony will at last cooperate fully with the law.

As the priestly sexual-abuse scandal has slowly unfolded these past few years, Mahony has been reluctant, at best, in his dealings with authorities or the public.

First, he failed to notify police upon learning that some of his priests were predators.

And, ever since, he has refused to turn over key information to a criminal investigation, citing some hitherto unheard-of legal claim to a bishop-priest privilege supposedly implied in the First Amendment.

Posted by kshaw at April 20, 2006 07:11 AM