Los Angeles archdiocese to settle clergy abuse suits for $600 million
The Los Angeles archdiocese of the Catholic Church - led my Cardinal Roger Mahony, aka "the pedophile protector" - is going to settle its outstanding lawsuits in regards to sexual abuse by priests for $600 million. Unfortunately, this means that Mahoney won't be forced to take the stand, something that would have undermined his authority even further. Part of the tab will be paid for by the archdiocese, part by other orders, and part through insurance. However, they apparently plan to sell of some of their "non-essential" properties.
Considering that Mahony lied to his parishioners about this matter, that he's covered up for priests and perhaps more, and that he strongly supports massive illegal activity (illegal immigration) out of false compassion, and that he admitted stretching the truth about the impacts of HR4437, it's a wonder that anyone takes him seriously.