The LA Archdiocese and Pedophile Priests

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The court-ordered release of hours of videotaped depositions has brought new attention to pedophilia by priests in LA's Catholic Archdiocese. Cardinal Roger Mahony was asked why he never informed police about Michael Baker, a former priest who's now serving a ten-year sentence for child molestation. After Baker told Mahony he was an abuser, Mahony sent him to counseling and then reassigned him to parishes where he committed further crimes.

Although the Archdiocese declined to participate in today's discussion, it did offer these remarks:

Statement of Tod Tamberg, spokesman for the Los Angeles Archdiocese

Statement of Cardinal Roger Mahony




Warren Olney