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Cardinal Roger M. Mahony

Ordained, 1962

Notes: At least two survivors have come forward alleging child sexual abuse by Cardinal Mahony, between approximately 1970 and 1993. Neither claim was substantiated. Cardinal Mahony was included in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles’ “Report to the People of God: Clergy Sexual Abuse Archdiocese of Los Angeles” in the “Incardinated Priests” section. Documents released as part of the Archdiocese’s 2007 settlement with survivors of child sexual abuse showed that top officials, including Cardinal Mahony, “maneuvered behind the scenes to shield molester priests, provide damage control for the church and keep parishioners in the dark.” (Samantha Tata, Former Cardinal Mahony Stripped of Public Duties for Role in Shielding Alleged Priest Child Molesters, NBC Southern California, Jan. 31, 2013). Archbishop Jose Gomez announced in 2013 that retired Cardinal Mahony would be relieved from any administrative or public duties in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. He was, however, permitted to continue offering Mass at his North Hollywood parish and remained a priest in good standing. It is believed Cardinal Mahony is living in North Hollywood, California, but his current status as a priest, his whereabouts, and whether he has access to children are unknown.

Assignments:

1962-1964 Graduate studies

1965-1974 Unknown

1975-1979 Auxiliary Bishop of Diocese of Fresno (FRS)

1980-1985 Bishop of Diocese of Stockton (STO)

1985-2011 Archbishop of Archdiocese of Los Angeles (1991: Cardinal) (LA)

1985-2011 Retired

2012-2019 Unknown