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February 3, 1991
Hernandez reports that Archbishop Roger M. Mahony can't be expected to espouse breaking the law. Not true. Mahony has been a vocal and conspicuous supporter of Operation Rescue, a group that breaks the law trying to prevent women from entering health-care clinics. Apparently, breaking the law to oppress women is acceptable to Mahony; breaking the law to rescue women and men from murderous regimes in Central America is considered by him to be immoral. Father Olivares' courageous work on the behalf of the poor and the powerless should inspire better journalism.
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January 26, 2013 | By Hector Becerra, Ashley Powers and Harriet Ryan, Los Angeles Times
On a Sunday night at Dodger Stadium in 1986, Archbishop Roger M. Mahony celebrated Mass in flawless Spanish. In an era when immigrants in Los Angeles were routinely derided as parasites and criminals, the archbishop told the crowd of 55,000 that whether they were born in Puebla, San Salvador or Managua, they were part of his flock. "The Catholic Church is your home and I am your pastor," Mahony said. But even as cheers of "Rogelio! Rogelio!" rained down from the upper decks, Mahony was covering up the sexual abuse of some of the most vulnerable in the church, including in his beloved Latino community, church records show.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 26, 1989
Your front page articles (March 1 and March 2) about the shortage of Catholic priests were very timely. A few days earlier we saw Archbishop Roger M. Mahony on television news, displaying his newly acquired helicopter. Apparently some priests in the Los Angeles Archdiocese question this elegant symbol of worldly success. No doubt some priests in the Orange Diocese question having the diocesan offices on a valuable hillside overlooking residential suburbs. Maybe they've urged Bishop Norman McFarland to sell the property and move to humbler surroundings.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 21, 2013 | By Victoria Kim, Ashley Powers and Harriet Ryan
Fifteen years before the clergy sex abuse scandal came to light, Archbishop Roger M. Mahony and a top advisor plotted to conceal child molestation by priests from law enforcement, including keeping them out of California to avoid prosecution, according to internal Catholic church records released Monday. The archdiocese's failure to purge pedophile clergy and reluctance to cooperate with law enforcement has previously been known. But the memos written in 1986 and 1987 by Mahony and Msgr.
NEWS
June 22, 1989 | From Times wire services
The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles and five other dioceses in California announced today that their priests are prohibited from celebrating Mass for members of a national organization of Catholic homosexuals. The action affects a Washington-based support group of Catholic homosexuals called Dignity. Archbishop Roger M. Mahony and 12 bishops from throughout the state released a statement prohibiting priests in Los Angeles, San Diego, Orange, San Bernardino, Fresno and Monterey counties from conducting Masses for the group.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 15, 1989
An anti-drug education program taught by Los Angeles police officers at public schools has been expanded to include 10 private and parochial schools, and by next year as many as 70,000 students in the city's non-public schools could participate, officials said. Mayor Tom Bradley, Police Chief Daryl F. Gates and Archbishop Roger M. Mahony announced the expansion of the Drug Abuse Resistance Education program at Normandie Christian School before an auditorium full of fifth- and sixth-graders who have attended DARE classes for nine weeks.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 17, 1986
Your editorial criticism (Nov. 10), "An Unwarranted Intrusion," of Archbishop Roger M. Mahony for his opposition to high school health clinics is an insult to anyone who speaks up out of conscience. If The Times chooses to endorse the idea of the clinics and their dispensing of birth-control information and devices, that's one thing. But to label Mahony's statement as "an unwarranted religious intrusion into a purely secular matter" flies in the face of the First Amendment under which you publish.
NEWS
September 16, 1987 | Compiled by Nikki Finke from staff reports
On the eve of the Pope's visit, Archbishop Roger M. Mahony, leader of the largest Catholic archdiocese in the United States, stood in the coffee shop of the New Otani Hotel waiting unceremoniously for a takeout order. He left carrying a brown paper bag with his dinner--a no-frills tuna melt sandwich. Mahony, whose living quarters at St.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 6, 1989
Archbishop Roger M. Mahony's recent policy statement on "Catholic public officials andthe new abortion debate" is an unwise and unwelcome clerical intrusion into the political process. The archbishop began his statement by noting that it was issued in anticipation of a Supreme Court ruling in Webster vs. Reproductive Health Services that would "intensify" the debate over abortion and throw it back into the legislatures of the 50 states. In that debate, Mahony wrote, all Catholic officeholders have a "positive moral obligation" to seek the repeal of laws permitting abortion.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 19, 1989 | JOHN DART, Times Religion Writer
Cardinal Timothy Manning, 79, who retired as Catholic archbishop of Los Angeles four years ago, is suffering from cancer of the spine, it was announced Thursday. The wiry, soft-spoken prelate--who presided over the Los Angeles Archdiocese from 1970 to 1985--has been active in his retirement with no public hints of illness. Without identifying the ailment, the archdiocesan weekly newspaper told readers in today's issue for the first time that Manning is undergoing medical treatment and published a letter from Pope John Paul II extending his blessing.
MAGAZINE
February 3, 1991
Hernandez reports that Archbishop Roger M. Mahony can't be expected to espouse breaking the law. Not true. Mahony has been a vocal and conspicuous supporter of Operation Rescue, a group that breaks the law trying to prevent women from entering health-care clinics. Apparently, breaking the law to oppress women is acceptable to Mahony; breaking the law to rescue women and men from murderous regimes in Central America is considered by him to be immoral. Father Olivares' courageous work on the behalf of the poor and the powerless should inspire better journalism.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 30, 1989 | RUSSELL CHANDLER, Times Religion Writer
Spurning the ornate marble mausoleum where the remains of his predecessor bishops lie, Cardinal Timothy Manning, who headed the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles for 15 years until his 1985 retirement, was buried Thursday afternoon in a simple grave alongside his fellow priests. The cardinal, who died of lung cancer Friday at the age of 79, specifically asked to be laid to rest in the section of Calvary Cemetery in East Los Angeles reserved for priests. Manning's request was in keeping with his self-effacing style of leadership in what became the nation's most populous diocese, and it exemplified his concern for the poor and humble.
NEWS
June 24, 1989 | JOHN DART, Times Religion Writer
Cardinal Timothy Manning, a mild-mannered Roman Catholic prelate who led the Los Angeles archdiocese through a 15-year period that saw it grow into the nation's most populous and ethnically diverse, died Friday afternoon. He was 79 and died at the Kenneth Norris Jr. Cancer Center at the University of Southern California, where he had been admitted June 7. Bill Rivera, a spokesman for the archdiocese, said he died at 2:25 p.m. and that his successor, Archbishop Roger M. Mahony, was at his bedside.
NEWS
June 23, 1989 | RUSSELL CHANDLER, Times Religion Writer
Archbishop Roger M. Mahony of Los Angeles and 12 other bishops from Southern and Central California on Thursday firmly prohibited Roman Catholic priests from celebrating Masses sponsored by Dignity, the national independent organization of gay and lesbian Catholics. A statement initiated by Mahony said the bishops' action stemmed from Dignity's repudiation of the church's "clear and constant moral teaching" against homosexual acts. The policy reiterated the official church position that "while . . . homosexual orientation in itself is not to be regarded as a sinful condition . . . genital activity by unmarried persons, or by married persons without being open to procreation, is morally wrong."
NEWS
June 22, 1989 | From Times wire services
The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles and five other dioceses in California announced today that their priests are prohibited from celebrating Mass for members of a national organization of Catholic homosexuals. The action affects a Washington-based support group of Catholic homosexuals called Dignity. Archbishop Roger M. Mahony and 12 bishops from throughout the state released a statement prohibiting priests in Los Angeles, San Diego, Orange, San Bernardino, Fresno and Monterey counties from conducting Masses for the group.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 6, 1989
Archbishop Roger M. Mahony's recent policy statement on "Catholic public officials andthe new abortion debate" is an unwise and unwelcome clerical intrusion into the political process. The archbishop began his statement by noting that it was issued in anticipation of a Supreme Court ruling in Webster vs. Reproductive Health Services that would "intensify" the debate over abortion and throw it back into the legislatures of the 50 states. In that debate, Mahony wrote, all Catholic officeholders have a "positive moral obligation" to seek the repeal of laws permitting abortion.
NEWS
June 23, 1989 | RUSSELL CHANDLER, Times Religion Writer
Archbishop Roger M. Mahony of Los Angeles and 12 other bishops from Southern and Central California on Thursday firmly prohibited Roman Catholic priests from celebrating Masses sponsored by Dignity, the national independent organization of gay and lesbian Catholics. A statement initiated by Mahony said the bishops' action stemmed from Dignity's repudiation of the church's "clear and constant moral teaching" against homosexual acts. The policy reiterated the official church position that "while . . . homosexual orientation in itself is not to be regarded as a sinful condition . . . genital activity by unmarried persons, or by married persons without being open to procreation, is morally wrong."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 19, 1989 | JOHN DART, Times Religion Writer
Cardinal Timothy Manning, 79, who retired as Catholic archbishop of Los Angeles four years ago, is suffering from cancer of the spine, it was announced Thursday. The wiry, soft-spoken prelate--who presided over the Los Angeles Archdiocese from 1970 to 1985--has been active in his retirement with no public hints of illness. Without identifying the ailment, the archdiocesan weekly newspaper told readers in today's issue for the first time that Manning is undergoing medical treatment and published a letter from Pope John Paul II extending his blessing.
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