COM 452 Advanced Reporting I

Despite scandal, Catholics defend their faith

The Roman Catholic Church has been in the news again for more of the same — of years of child rape and abuse in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.

Once news broke of retired Cardinal Roger Mahony concealing child rape and abuse by priests under his charge for more than a decade, he was relieved of all duties. Mahony’s protection of abusive priests is not he first such case in the Catholic Church.