Will court allow Church to redact abuse files? Decision slated for Monday, Dec. 17
Priest Abuse Files May Be Released without Church Officials’ Names
At a judge’s direction, the Archdiocese of Los Angeles redacted the identities of members of the church hierarchy. But another judge has the final say.
In its landmark $660-million settlement with victims of sexual abuse five years ago, the Archdiocese of Los Angeles agreed to make public the confidential personnel records of all priests accused of molesting children … But the documents have been scrubbed of what many regard as the most important information: the identities of the members of the church hierarchy who reshuffled abusers.” By Harriet Ryan and Victoria Kim, Los Angeles Times, Dec. 7, 2012
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#1 by Thomas Reilly on December 11, 2012 - 8:32 PM
So what else is new? I’m not surprised at what I read about the hierarchy…I have to remember not to paint all of the bishops with the same brush. I’d like to think that there are a few of them who are men of honor…too optimistic?