The Priest Abuse Scandal: Full Coverage

Los Angeles Times
July 15, 2007,1,7998155.storygallery?coll=la-headlines-frontpage&ctrack=4&cset=true

The Archdiocese of Los Angeles settled what is believed to be the biggest payout in the church's priest abuse scandal. Click to the right for a guide to the unfolding story, including in-depth features on the victims, the priests accused of molestation and the actions of Cardinal Mahony.

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Victim says he hopes settlement will bring him peace

By Joe Mozingo

The L.A. firefighter says his abuse at the hands of a Silver Lake priest might have contributed to his poor relations with his family later.

July 15, 2007

$660-million settlement in priest abuses

By Joe Mozingo and John Spano

L.A. Archdiocese's payout to 508 claimants is the largest in the sex scandal that has rocked the Catholic Church.

July 15, 2007

Archdiocese seeks a settlement as 500 sex abuse cases head for trial

By Joe Mozingo

The payout could go as high as half a billion dollars, the largest in the country. 'The day of reckoning is near,' says a lawyer for plaintiffs.

July 9, 2007

Court allows release of clergy personnel files

By John Spano and Greg Krikorian

The ruling states that protecting children from abuse outweighs a priest's right to privacy.

June 19, 2007


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