Court of last resort
The Archdiocese now will have to hand over the documents within a few days. The L.A. Times notes that they will remain confidential for a while, during the grand jury proceedings, but they could become public if criminal cases ensue.
The Archdiocese also now might end up having to turn over similar files in other cases.
So, as the old sayings go, "Katy, bar the door!" and "Hold on to your horses!" And let us pray that the Archdiocese and the Church as a whole will emerge holier and stronger from the long tragedy of the scandals. "Jesus, mercy; Mary, help! Amen."