Ask Cardinal Mahony to withdraw from speaking at the LA Religious Education Congress.
Cardinal Mahony should voluntarily withdraw from participating in the Los Angeles Religious Education Congress. His participation is a travesty because:
He has a terrible record of covering up clergy sex abuse. See this extensive report by the Los Angeles Times and pages 10-12 of this letter from Richard Sipe, an expert on clergy sex abuse and its impact on victims.
The abuse and cover-up was so serious that the Archdiocese of Los Angeles paid a record settlement of $660 million to over 500 victims.
L.A. Archbishop Jose Gomez sanctioned Mahony in 2013, relieving him of all "administrative and public duties.”
The L.A. Religious Education Congress is the largest such congress in the U.S., if not the world, with nearly 40,000 attendees.
Therefore, Cardinal Mahony should not address this Congress.