Sep 23, 2009

More claims about the Michael Baker case

Steve Lopez is not exactly a friend of the Church, so bear that in mind if you read his column (click on this post's title) in today's Los Angeles Times.

Lopez's column is about court testimony by Msgr. Richard Loomis last week that in 2000 he wrote a memo that said the Archdiocese of Los Angeles should tell the police about sexual abuse allegations against since-defrocked Fr. Michael Baker. Msgr. Loomis testified that Cardinal Roger Mahony told him not to report the allegations.

Lopez says it is possible that Msgr. Loomis is making up these claims because he was put on leave of absence when sexual abuse allegations were made against himself.

But Lopez also says Archdiocesan spokesman Tod Tamberg, in an e-mail, did not "come right out and say" no such memo from Msgr. Loomis exists.

To see if the Archdiocese issues any statement on all of this, you can always visit these sites:

Let us keep praying for our Archdiocese and all of Holy Mother Church.


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