Saturday, March 16, 2013 12:00 am
In 1978, when the College of Cardinals elected Poland's Karol Józef Wojtya, my Sicilian-born father shook his head in disbelief. Why, he wondered, would the Roman Catholic Church willingly give up the papacy, its only position of global authority? Then, as now, Italians represented the College of Cardinals' largest voting block.
Saturday, February 2, 2013 12:00 am
Decades have passed since I actively practiced Roman Catholicism. But curiously, the church is still a large part of who I am.
Wednesday, June 20, 2012 12:00 am
Perhaps we need some help with PR, say Catholic U.S. bishops in a story that appeared June 15. Whatever became of religious values put forward by Christ, such as helping the poor and disadvantaged?
Saturday, April 21, 2012 12:00 am
An international sexual abuse support group has followed the Michael Kelly trial since Travis Trotter brought his case forward more than four years ago.
Friday, April 20, 2012 12:00 am
Cardinal Roger Mahony, who was bishop of the Stockton Diocese in the 1980s, when Michael Kelly allegedly sexually assaulted a 10-year-old altar boy, may testify in the second phase of the Kelly trial next week.
Attorney John Manly, who represents the plaintiff, now 37, in his lawsuit against Kelly and the diocese, said he thinks Mahony will be on the witness stand in Stockton next Wednesday or Thursday.
Mahony's attorney, Thomas Hennigan, said he will discuss Mahony's schedule after the cardinal returns home from a meeting in Rome on Sunday.
Thursday, April 19, 2012 12:00 am
Now that Michael Kelly has left the United States for his native Ireland and is not expected to return in the near future, attorneys are relying on other witnesses to piece together the second phase of Kelly's sexual abuse trial.
Wednesday, April 18, 2012 12:00 am
Lawyers for the man who won a civil case against former Lockeford priest Michael Kelly are seeking contempt of court charges against Cardinal Roger Mahony.
Friday, April 13, 2012 12:00 am
Now that Father Michael Kelly has been held liable for sexual assault and removed as pastor of a Lockeford parish, his civil trial will focus on the Stockton Diocese's role in handling Kelly and other priests accused of childhood sexual abuse.
"The diocese made a concerted effort to cover up for Father Kelly," attorney John Manly told the jury in his opening statement on Thursday morning. "They value money, power and their reputation more than they do children. Ladies and gentlemen, that has got to stop."
Thursday, March 8, 2012 12:00 am
The mother of the 37-year-old man suing Father Michael Kelly on a child sexual abuse allegation told a jury Wednesday that she and her then-husband saw Kelly tickle and roughhouse with her two children during the mid-1980s, but she said she felt too intimidated to question his actions.
Saturday, December 10, 2011 12:00 am
In the compromise of the U.S. and the Catholic church (the two
bulwarks of Western civilization), there are significant
relationships. One is Saul Alinsky, responsible for the
radicalization of Hillary Clinton and other “change” agents.
In this Dec. 3, 2006, file photo, Cardinal Roger Mahony, archbishop of Los Angeles, attends a Mass in the East Los Angeles College stadium.
Monday, February 28, 2011 6:37 am
When Cardinal Roger Mahony was ordained nearly a half-century
ago, the Roman Catholic Church was in the throes of a modernization
and renewal — and the lanky young priest who grew up near his
family’s poultry processing plant was seen as a leading liberal
light for the times.
Saturday, June 5, 2010 12:00 am
Oliver O'Grady has been called the Hannibal Lecter of pedophile
Catholic priests. He has been gone from the Stockton Diocese for 17
years, but the civil lawsuits keep coming — 22 to date, resulting
in $18.7 million paid to victims.
Saturday, May 8, 2010 12:00 am
I support Arizona's SB 1070. Therefore, I am a Nazi.
Thursday, March 12, 2009 10:00 pm
The Rocky Mountain News closed Feb. 27, just 55 days shy of its
Thursday, January 29, 2009 10:00 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Cardinal Roger M. Mahony said Thursday he was
"mystified and puzzled" by a federal grand jury investigation into
the handling of alleged clergy child molestation cases by the Roman
Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles.
Wednesday, November 19, 2008 10:00 pm
Another sexual abuse lawsuit was filed Wednesday against Oliver
O'Grady, a Catholic priest who served at churches in the area and
spent seven years in prison for abusing children.
Sunday, July 15, 2007 10:00 pm
A Morada attorney specializing in clergy abuse cases calls
Cardinal Roger Mahony's apology to hundreds of people getting
settlement money rather shallow.
Tuesday, December 19, 2006 10:00 pm
An Orange County attorney who has previously sued former Lodi
Priest Oliver O'Grady and the Stockton Diocese on sexual battery
has filed another lawsuit, this one by a woman who was once
enrolled in Catholic schools in Lodi and Stockton.
Thursday, November 2, 2006 10:00 pm
Maria Jyono was delighted when she learned that an Irish priest
was coming to St. Anne's Catholic Church. Jyono was born and raised
in Ireland, but she moved to her husband's native Lodi in the
Tuesday, October 17, 2006 10:00 pm
Women who say they were sexually abused by former Lodi priest
Oliver O'Grady said Tuesday they were outraged and concerned that
the priest has reportedly fled Ireland and could be making his way
Monday, October 9, 2006 10:00 pm
Mayor to reflect on past, look toward
Tuesday, October 3, 2006 10:00 pm
A documentary about former Lodi Priest Oliver O'Grady's life as
a pedophile will open in downtown Lodi beginning Oct. 27.
Thursday, June 22, 2006 10:00 pm
A film featuring convicted sex offender Oliver O'Grady is being
shown tonight and Monday at the Los Angeles Film Festival.
Friday, June 3, 2005 10:00 pm
Oliver O'Grady is both a victim and a victimizer. As a boy in
Ireland, he was molested by an older brother and later, by two