Fr. Jim Connell sent an open email asking for Mahony's spot to be given to a range of experts as well as those directly affected by the scandal.
We say: The rebuke of L.A. Cardinal Mahony and release of documents are a moral victory -- an imperfect victory, but a victory nonetheless.
NCR Today: Cardinal Roger Mahony issued a rare public response to his successor's condemnation, saying no questions were raised about the archdiocese's policies.
Cardinal Roger Mahony has been barred from public ministry for his alleged failures to protect young people from abusive priests.
We say: What the church finds deserving of its wrath in light of what it will tolerate to preserve the clerical culture is increasingly inexplicable to anyone outside that culture.
An African who says an Irish missionary priest sexually abused him when he was a student will have his case heard in Ireland later this year.
Fr. Charles Engelhardt and Bernard Shero were found guilty of sexually assaulting the same 10-year-old altar boy in the late 1990s.
In March, former priest Edward Avery pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting an altar boy. Testifying in court Thursday, he backed off those words.
According to Reuters, the German bishops have lost confidence in the criminologist they had engaged to study the clergy sex abuse crisis.
The Archdiocese of Los Angeles must reveal names of church officials included in files that will be released with information related to allegations of child sexual abuse by church employees.