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July 26, 1991
The Roman Catholic Church announced Thursday that Cardinal Roger M. Mahony of Los Angeles has been appointed to the Council of Cardinals, a 15-member body that seeks to remedy periodic financial deficits faced by the Vatican. Mahony, who was elevated to cardinal on June 29, already serves on three commissions that are responsible to Pope John Paul II--councils on justice and peace, communications and pastoral care of migrants.
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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.
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December 29, 1992 | Times Staff Writer
Cardinal Roger M. Mahony was scheduled to arrive in Somalia today to visit Catholic relief workers at nutrition centers and celebrate Mass for U.S. troops. The Roman Catholic archbishop of Los Angeles left for the famine-ravaged country the day after Christmas and is expected to return Jan. 8. While there, Mahony is scheduled to observe Catholic Relief Services operations. Catholic Relief Services is the overseas and relief arm of the National Conference of Catholic Bishops.
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December 6, 2007 | Andrew Blankstein, Times Staff Writer
Cardinal Roger M. Mahony spoke with Los Angeles Police Department detectives Wednesday after it was revealed that he told a group of priests he had been assaulted last summer by a man who was angry about the clergy abuse in the Roman Catholic Church. Mahony spoke informally with detectives during a telephone conversation and did not want to pursue an investigation, LAPD Lt. Paul Vernon said.
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January 25, 1991
Saying that Iraq's missile attacks on Israeli civilians "raises up within all of us horror and revulsion," Archbishop Roger M. Mahony has assured the large Jewish community in Los Angeles that his 3.4-million-member Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles "stands with you" and is offering prayers that the "deranged assaults" will end.
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February 3, 2006 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Cardinal Roger M. Mahony has gone to the U.S. Supreme Court in an effort to keep personnel files on priests confidential. Lawyers for Mahony filed a petition to the Supreme Court on Thursday in the latest move to block a subpoena from Los Angeles County Dist. Atty. Steve Cooley, who is seeking files as part of a grand jury investigation into alleged sexual abuse by priests.
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April 3, 2006 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Cardinal Roger M. Mahony called on Southern California Catholics to observe a day of fasting and prayer Wednesday, asking parishioners to show solidarity with undocumented immigrants and pray for legislators as they debate immigration reforms in Washington. Mahony will celebrate a special Mass at noon Wednesday at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels to mark the day, which comes in the midst of a fierce debate in Washington over competing immigration reform bills.
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November 13, 2004 | From Times Staff Reports
Cardinal Roger M. Mahony underwent arthroscopic surgery Thursday morning at St. John's Pavilion in Santa Monica to repair a torn rotator cuff in his right shoulder. Mahony, 68, the Roman Catholic archbishop of Los Angeles, then returned to his residence at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels. Dr. Kevin Ehrhard, Mahony's surgeon, called the operation "very successful."
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August 23, 1991
Since his elevation as a Roman Catholic Cardinal, Roger M. Mahony has bowed to advice and grounded himself--selling the $400,000 jet helicopter he has piloted around the three-county Archdiocese of Los Angeles since 1989. Advisers suggested other modes of transportation "might be better," an archdiocese spokesman said Thursday. Mahony indicated that "with new and increasing responsibilities," he would not have time to keep current with the "many changes in aviation around Southern California."
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June 23, 1998 | From a Times staff writer
While supporters of Councilman Richard Alarcon and former Assemblyman Richard Katz continued to exchange accusations over campaign tactics in the San Fernando Valley's state Senate race, another controversy was still unresolved Monday. On election day, Cardinal Roger M. Mahony castigated Alarcon for sending out a campaign mailer that featured a photo of Mahony administering Holy Communion to Alarcon in church. Mahony said the mailer incorrectly implied that he endorsed Alarcon.
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December 5, 2007 | Rebecca Trounson and Andrew Blankstein, Times Staff Writers
Cardinal Roger M. Mahony told a recent gathering of priests that he was assaulted last summer by a man enraged about the Roman Catholic Church's clergy abuse scandal, according to several sources familiar with the discussion. Mahony, 71, told priests attending the Los Angeles Archdiocese's annual pastoral meeting in October that he had been knocked down and badly bruised in July, near the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in downtown L.A.
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July 17, 2007 | Richard Winton and Steve Chawkins, Times Staff Writers
Calling Cardinal Roger M. Mahony's actions a "moral failure," Los Angeles County Dist. Atty. Steve Cooley said Monday that his five-year investigation of how top church officials handled sex-abuse accusations hinges on whether he can obtain confidential church files under a record settlement. "Cardinal Mahony and many others are going to have to live with their conscience and live with their incredible moral failure to the people of Los Angeles," Cooley said.
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July 16, 2007 | Joe Mozingo, Times Staff Writer
Cardinal Roger M. Mahony said Sunday that he decided to settle with hundreds of clergy abuse victims after talking with many of them individually over the last year and realizing how deeply they had been hurt by predatory priests. Mahony, in his first public statement since the Los Angeles Archdiocese's record $660-million settlement was reached with 508 claimants, said he told the victims, "Your life, I wish were like a VHS tape, we could put the tape in ...
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April 14, 2007 | Jim Newton and Louis Sahagun, Times Staff Writers
There was a time when Cardinal Roger M. Mahony, leader of the largest Roman Catholic diocese in the United States, was a formidably influential political figure. A decade ago, he was a member of Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan's inner circle and the spiritual leader of a growing community with exponentially expanding power. Today, Mahony remains one of the region's most recognized leaders and a sought-after voice on certain issues.
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April 3, 2007 | Francisco Vara-Orta, Times Staff Writer
During a Mass on Monday, Cardinal Roger M. Mahony denounced proposed legislation that would allow terminally ill Californians to take their own lives with lethal drugs. Speaking to 250 worshippers scattered among the pews at Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in downtown Los Angeles, Mahony called the legislation, AB 374, an "assault on life." "As we look around us, we still see many elements of a culture of death," Mahony said. "We have a new danger, an assault on life.
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February 22, 2007 | Joe Mozingo, Times Staff Writer
A Roman Catholic cardinal in Mexico said he warned Cardinal Roger M. Mahony in 1987 about a priest then seeking employment with the Los Angeles Archdiocese, who was later charged with molesting eight boys before fleeing back to Mexico, court documents said. Father Nicolas Aguilar, 64, continued to work as a priest in Mexico, where the abuse allegedly continued, according to a lawsuit filed in Los Angeles last year accusing the cardinals of conspiring to conceal the priest's conduct.
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June 17, 1998
Cardinal Roger M. Mahony's recovery was "going very well" Tuesday, a day after surgery for removal of a cancerous prostate gland, his surgeon said. Dr. Donald G. Skinner, who performed a radical prostatectomy on Mahony at the USC/Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center and Hospital, said Mahony spent a restless but comfortable night. Skinner said the head of the Catholic archdiocese of Los Angeles started on fluids early in the day, and would be on a regular diet by evening. Msgr.
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January 24, 1998
Cardinal Roger M. Mahony left for Miami on Friday morning, where he will meet with pilgrims before heading to Cuba to attend Pope John Paul II's Mass on Sunday in Havana's Plaza de Revolucion. Although he had initially planned to spend several days in Cuba, Mahony now expects to stay on the island for about 12 hours before returning to Miami, said Los Angeles Archdiocese spokesman Father Gregory Coiro.
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June 15, 2006 | Anna Gorman, Times Staff Writer
Cardinal Roger M. Mahony and several U.S. Catholic bishops called Wednesday for Congress to pass immigration legislation by the end of the year that would include a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants and create a temporary worker program that protects laborers' rights. Mahony said legislators should do something now or the country will face the same issues in five years -- with even more illegal immigrants.
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June 9, 2006 | John Spano, Times Staff Writer
Cardinal Roger M. Mahony has intervened in a molestation lawsuit against a former Los Angeles police official to win a court ruling that could trigger dismissal of sexual abuse claims against the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles. The full effect of the ruling in early March won't be known until the massive litigation moves closer to trial this fall.
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