Dec 01 2006
From the Washington Post.
L.A. Archdiocese Settles 45 Abuse Cases
By GILLIAN FLACCUS
The Associated Press
Friday, December 1, 2006; 12:24 PM
LOS ANGELES — The nation’s largest Roman Catholic archdiocese said Friday it has agreed to pay $60 million to settle 45 lawsuits alleging sex abuse by priests. The deal is the most significant step to date toward resolving extensive litigation against the archdiocese that has dragged on for years.
“I pray that the settlement of the initial group of cases will help the victims involved to move forward with their lives and to build a brighter future for themselves and their families,” Cardinal Roger Mahony said in a news release.
Negotiations for the settlement of the uninsured cases have been in progress for at least a year.
I don’t have words to describe my reaction. If they cannot practice celibacy why the facade? What a pathetic waste of money!