Files may reveal what the Catholic Church in Los Angeles knew about sex abuse
Archbishop Jose H. Gomez (above) chastised his predecessor, now retired Cardinal Roger Mahony, for shortcomings after victims came forward during his tenure.
February 1st, 2013
04:44 AM ET

Files may reveal what the Catholic Church in Los Angeles knew about sex abuse

By Ben Brumfield, CNN

A California judge has forced the Archdiocese of Los Angeles to release some 12,000 pages of church documents revealing how it handled allegations of priest sexual abuse.

There were many - 192 priests and bishops were named in litigation, the archdiocese said.

"The cases span decades," Archbishop Jose H. Gomez said in a statement Thursday. Some go back to the 1930s.

- A. Hawkins

Filed under: California • Catholic Church • Sex abuse

soundoff (107 Responses)
  1. gerald

    Story says "may reveal". I will bet there will be no follow up if no such revelation materializes and in fact the evidence points toward them not knowing anything.

    February 7, 2013 at 11:59 am |
    • midwest rail

      Then why are they withholding so many fall under the court order ? Why did their attorney say there were 30,000 pages, when in truth there only 12,000 ? They are doing themselves no favors, but hey, if ya gotta believe...

      February 7, 2013 at 12:04 pm |
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