April 21, 2006

It's time to share the truth, cardinal

Ventury County Star

By Colleen Cason ccason@VenturaCountyStar.com
April 21, 2006

Cardinal Roger Mahony apparently failed to read his employer’s handbook.

It’s right there in Chapters 26 and 27 — of the Book of Matthew.

"For nothing is covered that shall not be revealed: nor hid, that shall not be known."

This warning on the inevitability of full disclosure was attributed to the founder of the multinational organization where Mahony works. And when Jesus says anything, Mahony might want to make it part of his mission statement.

But for years, the leader of the Catholic archdiocese of Los Angeles — which extends to Ventura County — has been waging a legal fight to keep from giving prosecutors correspondence between himself and two priests accused of sexually abusing children. The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office had issued subpoenas for these documents and wants them turned over to the grand jury.

Posted by kshaw at April 21, 2006 08:15 AM