Here’s the lede in the LA Times about Cardinal Roger Mahony earlier this week:
A judge Wednesday ordered Cardinal Roger M. Mahony to testify in a lawsuit alleging that he failed to protect parishioners from a pedophile teacher, but then granted the Los Angeles cleric’s request for a trial delay.
Now today there was this little bitty correction buried on the correction page.
For the Record
Clergy abuse: An article in Thursday’s California section about Cardinal Roger M. Mahony being ordered to testify in a lawsuit said the suit alleged that he failed to protect parishioners from Paul Kreutzer, a pedophile teacher. In fact, the suit accuses the Archdiocese of Los Angeles of failing to protect parishioners from abuse by Kreutzer between 1974 and 1976. Mahony did not become archbishop until September 1985 and is not named in the suit.
That’s more than a little error. The Times indicated that Cardinal Mahony was directly charged when he was not even named in the suit. As a reporter myself I can say that is not a little mistake. Thank God he was only bashing Catholics and nobody important.