A cover story on Cardinal Mahony and the settlement
The story basically relies on news reports from the last several months, but it also quotes two unnamed L.A. priests.
According to the article, one priest says, "Everyone feels that he [Cardinal Mahony] gave away the store" [to avoid testifying] and "virtually all" of his parishioners think the Cardinal should resign: "They don't understand why somebody who has behaved so incompetently could keep his job. No CEO would be able to keep his job after losing a quarter of a billion."
Also according to the article, the other priest, quoted in the L.A. Times, says, "How can he [Cardinal Mahony] possibly talk about justice when he pays huge settlements to cover up for himself?"
Let's pray for our Archdiocese, everyone from the Cardinal on down.