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The Legacy of Cardinal Roger Mahony

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Retired Cardinal Roger Mahony has apologized for decades of protecting child abusers from criminal law. But Archbishop José Gomez has relieved him of "public duties" anyway. Mahony says that, once he understood the magnitude of the crimes he was covering up he instituted a system of child protection. The recent release of tens of thousands of unedited documents — and the Archbishop's action — have raised questions about Mahony's legacy as the long-time leader of the largest Catholic Archdiocese in America. We hear from KCRW's Saul Gonzalez, who went to St. Andrew's Catholic Church in Pasadena yesterday and spoke with parishioners after the 8am mass, from reporters following the story and an attorney for some of the victims.

Credits

Guests:
Tim Rutten - Los Angeles Daily News, Irwin Zalkin - Zalkin Law Firm - @Irwin_Zalkin, Dennis Coday - National Catholic Reporter - @dcoday

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Anna Scott, Katie Cooper, Sonya Geis