LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles Archbishop José Gomez has relieved retired Cardinal Roger Mahony of his remaining duties after the release of personnel files of priests accused of sexual abuse decades ago.
“We need to acknowledge that terrible failure today. We need to pray for everyone who has ever been hurt by members of the Church,” the archbishop said in a Jan. 31 statement.
"And we need to continue to support the long and painful process of healing their wounds and restoring the trust that was broken.”
Archbishop Gomez noted that, “effective immediately, I have informed Cardinal Mahony” — who served the archdiocese from 1985 to 2011 — “that he will no longer have any administrative...READ MORE