LA Cardinal Concealed Priestly Child Sex Abuse from Authorities

la-archdioceseThe retired Catholic archbishop of Los Angeles, Cardinal Roger Mahony, apologized to sex abuse victims after newly released documents revealed he and other church officials actively covered up abuse by priests. Internal memos from the 1980s show Mahony tried to prevent police from finding out about the abuse. He also warned one priest from his archdiocese to stay out of California to avoid prosecution. Abuse victims want to see Mahony and others punished. The documents, more of which will be released in coming weeks, were made public as part of an earlier lawsuit that led to a $600 million settlement for 500 victims.