Jewish Journal


May 25, 2008

More L.A. parishes pony up for price of pedophile priests


The LA Times today followed that story from last month about St. Bernardine of Siena Catholic Church offering $1.5 million to help the Archdiocese of Los Angeles pay for its pedophile priests. (The initial bill for settlements was $660 million and has climbed to $720 million.) It turns out other parishes wanted to contribute, or at least are wrestling with whether to help subsidize the long-term cost of having kept perverts in ministry. After all, better leadership to begin with would have stemmed the sex abuse scandal by removing pedophiles before they repeated and repeated and repeated their evil. From the Times’ front page:

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