Posts Tagged ‘Los Angeles’

Los Angeles not the city of Angels…the City of Mary

Friday, October 7th, 2016

Many people, Catholic or not, are unaware that the city of Los Angeles is dedicated to and named after the Virgin Mary. On September 4, 1781, Spanish governor Felipe de Neve, with the assistance of two Franciscan priests, gave the village its official name, El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora la Reina de los Angeles del Read more

Nuns say mistranslated Vatican paper helped pop star bid

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016

An order of nuns says a court ruling allowing singer Katy Perry to buy a Los Angeles convent was based on a mistranslated Vatican decree. The nuns, from the Immaculate Heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary order, argued that Perry’s lawyers misled a judge using the document, which had been incorrectly translated from Latin. The Read more

New media evangeliser Fr Robert Barron to be a bishop

Friday, July 24th, 2015

The priest believed to be the second most followed Catholic leader on social media has been appointed as an auxiliary bishop. Pope Francis has appointed Fr Robert Barron as one of three new auxiliary bishops of Los Angeles. Bishop-elect Barron is the founder of Word on Fire Catholic Ministries, host of the award-winning “Catholicism” film Read more

Guam priest accused of historic abuse cleared

Friday, April 24th, 2015

A Guam priest who was stripped of his public duties last year, after a decades-old clergy sex abuse allegation resurfaced, has been cleared. Fr John Wadeson “has been reinstated fully to public ministry”, the Archdiocese of Agana stated. Fr Wadeson left the Redemptoris Mater Seminary on Guam in July last year, after serving in Agana Read more

Sex abuse costs LA archdiocese more than $740million

Friday, February 28th, 2014

Sex abuse litigation and settlements have cost Los Angeles Archdiocese more than US$740 during the past decade. According to the Los Angeles Times, the latest settlement was for US$13million for 17 victims of alleged abuse by Fr Nicholas Aguilar-Riviera in the 1980s. Attorneys for the victims allege Cardinal Roger Mahoney and an aide “actively thwarted” Read more

Five religious orders release files on clergy sex abuse in Los Angeles

Friday, August 2nd, 2013

Confidential personnel records from five Catholic religious orders in Los Angeles, California, were released to victims of clergy sex abuse on Wednesday. The papers, which were released under the terms of a $660 million settlement agreement reached in 2007, pertain to a dozen priests, brothers and nuns accused of sexual misconduct in the landmark 2007 Read more

Cardinal Mahony barred from public duties over sex abuse cases

Tuesday, February 5th, 2013

Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles has taken the unusual step of relieving his predecessor, Cardinal Roger Mahony, from all public duties for failing to protect children from clergy sex abuse. At the same time, Archbishop Gomez complied with a court order by releasing 12,000 pages of documents containing the personnel files of clergy accused Read more