L.A. Archdiocese Paid for Priest's Treatment for Years
By Alexandra Berzon
Wall Street Journal
February 1, 2013
In 1992, Los Angeles Cardinal Roger Mahony ordered immediate administrative leave for a priest who was accused of molesting a boy in 1976, but officials supported the priest for years and apparently didn't report the case to authorities, despite being told that the priest had confessed to sexual relations with boys, according to documents released Thursday night by the archdiocese.
The priest had been interviewed by church officials and initially denied the allegations, but officials wrote to Cardinal Mahony that they believed the accuser's story.
"Administrative leave at once is indicated in this caseŚcomplainant's allegations are too serious," Cardinal Mahony ...