The Teflon cardinal

Mahony’s history, going back to his days as a seminarian, could help him weather the abuse scandal.

By David Rieff

At first glance, it seems difficult to imagine how Cardinal Roger M. Mahony can survive the pedophile scandal. Far from putting the matter to rest, the $660-million settlement that the Archdiocese of Los Angeles has agreed to pay the victims of the abuse — child rape, alas, is often the more accurate term — can only lead to further wonder, and worry, about the cardinal’s conduct throughout the course of the scandal.

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Published in: on July 25, 2007 at 9:08 pm  Leave a Comment  

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