Skip to comments.Film on Pedophile Priest Revives Focus on Cardinal
Posted on 10/06/2006 11:15:06 PM PDT by Notwithstanding
A documentary film featuring an extraordinarily candid interview with a former priest convicted of molesting children has heightened interest among law enforcement officials here in considering a criminal case against Cardinal Roger M. Mahony, says a prosecutor who has been investigating sexual abuse cases involving priests.
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The day he is no longer cardinal archbishop of LA is a day to celebrate.
Mahoney is the best friend the NYT could have. Why do they want to bring him down would be my first question????
I am so tired of liberal Catholics. Period.
And I'm a Catholic, btw.
Isn't he a big supporter of illegals?
>Why do they want to bring him down would be my first question????
If he did something illegal, he should be brought down.
You misunderstand my question... he is as liberal as can be... a real dream for the NYT!
Maybe cause he represents the church. The Slimes hates church people.
Imam Mahony speaks.
Got that right.
"Mahoney is the best friend the NYT could have. Why do they want to bring him down .... "
Why? The NYT's wants to keep the hype going for now - no matter what.
"that expressing sexual urges toward a 9-year-old would not be automatic cause for removing a priest from duty."
However, a priest preaching that practicing homosexuality was a sin, as is abortion, gets silenced. Happend in 2004 in Eagle Rock, part of the good Cardinal's diocese.
Mahony is responsible for a lot of damage to the Church in California.
A-men to that.
He's a sorry Cardinal. IMO
Mahoney needs to go.
I guess the hatred they have for religious institutions i.e. the Catholic Church is greater than the love they have for the libs within those institutions! What a conundrum!
makes you wonder if mahoney is one of them!!!!!
Mahoney is an enemy of America who belongs in prison. His position as a Cardinal should not shield him from charges of sedition.
Isn't he a big supporter of illegals?
L.A. Priest May Be In Mexico
Authorities are searching for the man who is accused of molesting children while serving parishes.
The Daily Breeze
Published September 27, 2006
MEXICO CITY -- Police in the Mexican state of Puebla began searching Tuesday for a Roman Catholic priest accused of molesting children in Los Angeles, officials said.
Rev. Nicolas Aguilar, charged in California with 19 felony counts of committing lewd acts on a child, was reportedly in a small village in Puebla earlier this month.
Puebla Interior Secretary Javier Lopez said detectives and local police were working with church officials to find Aguilar.
"We have sent our agents and the local police to help us find him because we cannot just fold our arms," Lopez said.
The case gained widespread attention last week when U.S. lawyers filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court alleging that Cardinal Norberto Rivera of Mexico City conspired with Los Angeles Cardinal Roger Mahony to protect Aguilar.
Both cardinals denied the charges, and Rivera urged Aguilar to turn himself in.
The charges against Aguilar were filed in Los Angeles in 1988 after he worked as a priest there for nine months. Aguilar then fled to Mexico, working as a priest in various parishes.
Jeff Anderson, an attorney working on the lawsuit, said that a Los Angeles court gave Mexico extradition orders for Aguilar in 1988 and 1993, which were not fulfilled. The 1993 order is still valid, and a Mexican court could use it to issue an arrest warrant, Anderson said.
The lawsuit alleges Rivera helped cover up the abuse of 50 boys when Aguilar was parish priest in Puebla, before being transferred to the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. Rivera was bishop of Tehuacan in Puebla at the time.
In the suit, 25-year-old Joaquin Aguilar Mendez alleges he was raped by Aguilar in Mexico City in 1994. Documents filed with the court say Aguilar Mendez, then 12, had gone to the priest's room at the rectory to use a restroom, when he was grabbed by the priest and sodomized. It said the priest told the boy to keep quiet or his siblings would suffer the same abuse.
Rivera has said the lawsuit is an attempt to extort the church. Similar suits have cost U.S. Catholic dioceses an estimated $1.5 billion, alarming church leaders worldwide.
Rivera was considered a candidate to replace Pope John Paul II after his death last year.
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