Mahony's statement

Statement of Cardinal Roger Mahony:

"My deposition once again explains how I and the Archdiocese dealt with Michael Baker. Though the details of what transpired from 1986 to 2000 are not new, I again apologize to Michael Baker's victims, the faithful and the community for my own failure to deal more forcefully with Baker. I believed too readily in Baker's contrition, and in our ability to treat and monitor him effectively. The past has informed the present, however, and I have made sure that our sexual abuse prevention policies and procedures will keep our children and young people safe from predators like Michael Baker."