...[A] former priest, who lives in Ireland, said he was able to continue abusing children in part because of actions by Cardinal Mahony, who now heads the country's largest Roman Catholic archdiocese, here in Los Angeles, and is among the church’s most influential American leaders. Mr. O'Grady says in the film that as bishop in Stockton, the cardinal moved him from parish to parish in the face of abuse accusations.Read the rest for all the claims and counter-claims.
"The film does certainly charge the atmosphere here in Los Angeles," said William Hodgman, the top deputy of the target crimes division of the Los Angeles District Attorney's office, who coordinated prosecutions of priests in Los Angeles.
The film also "will fuel ongoing consideration as to whether Cardinal Mahony and others engaged in criminal activity," Mr. Hodgman added...
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