Los Angeles Archdiocese Pays Out $660 Million For Clergy Sex Abuse Settlement by LifeSiteNews.com By Peter J. Smith LOS ANGELES, July 16, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Los Angeles Archdiocese has agreed to pay out $660 million to over 500 victims of sexual abuse by priests and religious – a colossal price to pay for a long history of infidelity to Catholic teachings within the archdiocese. Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Haley Fromholz finalized today’s deal, which ends more than five years of negotiations and amounts to the largest payout by any diocese since the sex scandals gained national attention […]
Huge Los Angeles Religious Ed. Congress Again Features Gay-Promoting Priests, Dissenters by LifeSiteNews.com By Hilary White LOS ANGELES, February 27, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) – March 1-4, the Los Angeles Catholic archdiocese is hosting its annual Religious Education Congress, the largest such event in the US and one that has for years drawn criticism from Catholics around the world. Sponsored by the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, the weekend Congress is regularly picketed by Catholics concerned that the Congress draws heavily for speakers from the ranks of well-known dissenters from Catholic teaching, especially on matters of sexual morality. As many as 10,000 young […]
Cardinal Mahony’s Cathedral Guards Remove and Threaten Pro-life Youth During Honours for Pro-abort M by LifeSiteNews.com LOS ANGELES, July 5, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Faithful Catholics were outraged last week, when a group of young pro-life Catholics were removed and threatened with arrest at the Los Angeles Cathedral where notoriously liberal Roger Cardinal Mahony was “celebrating” a pro-abortion politician. On July 1, the Archdiocese of Los Angeles was holding inauguration ceremonies for Antonio Villaraigosa, mayor-elect of Los Angeles, who is pro-abortion and yet claims to be Catholic. A group of about a dozen young adult Catholics attempted to gain entry to […]
Los Angeles Diocese Release on Priest Abusers Only Fraction of Story by LifeSiteNews.com LOS ANGELES, October 13, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Yesterday, LifeSiteNews.com reported that the Archdiocese of Los Angeles released a document as an addition to its 2004 Report to the People of God. That “Addendum” included point-form information selectively gleaned from personnel files of 126 priests and according to the archdiocese’ website, an update of the list of priests against whom allegations of abuse have come to light since the original publication of the Report in February 2004. The case of Fr. Michael Baker is being highlighted by most […]
Court: No Opt-out of Homosexual Indoctrination in Class for Massachusetts Parents by LifeSiteNews.com By Matthew Cullinan Hoffman BOSTON, MA, February 4, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A federal appeals court panel has upheld a Massachusetts policy of indoctrinating elementary school students with pro-homosexual attitudes without their parents consent. The three judge panel ruled that a lower court decision was correct when it denied parents the right to remove their children from such classes, while admitting that the purpose of the literature to which their children were being exposed was to influence children to “tolerate” gay marriage. “It is a fair inference that […]
UK Catholic Aid Agency Promotes Condoms for AIDS by LifeSiteNews.com September 28, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Now that the homosexual crisis in the Catholic Church has become public, it is becoming apparent that it has affected not only parishes and dioceses but organizations that control Catholic charitable efforts as well. In the UK, the official aid agency associated with the Catholic bishops’ conference, the Catholic Agency for Overseas Development (CAFOD), has come under scrutiny for its endorsement of the use of condoms, in contravention of Catholic moral teaching, for the prevention of AIDS. In a long editorial article, an abridged version […]
John-Henry Westen and I met with exceptional folks in booming Fort Worth, Texas this past Tuesday and Wednesday. In the meetings, we emphasized the quickening pace of alarming developments in the culture war and the urgent need for strong responses.