Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Settlement in LA

The Archdiocese of Los Angeles has reached a settlement on 46 of its pending sexual abuse cases. CNA has the info:

.- Cardinal Roger Mahony of Los Angeles announced yesterday that the archdiocese will have to sell its headquarters so that it can meet its financial obligations to “the alleged victims of clergy sexual abuse.”
I'm not really sure where to go with this. Selling the Chancery is a very interesting symbolic move if nothing else. According to the Cardinal, no parishes or parish schools will be affected by the property sales to cover the expenses. Diogenes, however, notes that there are still hundreds of cases left. There are only so many ways all this will work out, and the ones that don't hurt other innocent people keep getting further and further away. Satan certainly has gotten his pound of flesh out of this whole situation...