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Updated January 7, 2013
Dear Judge Elias,
Thank you for your courage and being the "Good Judge" of the 21st Century who will release all the personnel files and the names of high-ranking Catholic church officials in 30,000 pages of confidential records about Catholic priests accused of abusing children in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.
You'll probably be - the first and only judge - to do this but you will set a good example for other dioceses and countries - to be fearless in revealing the whole truth and nothing but the entire truth - that are just beginning to wake up to this most heinous crime systemically covered-up by the hierarchy of the Roman Catholic Church.
The writers and prophets in the Bible wrote and revealed the entire truth and withheld nothing no matter how impious were the information about their kings and priests. Your wise judgement - to release all files including the names of church officials like Cardinal Mahony - can only match the truth and thoroughness of the Bible.
Christ said, "The truth shall set you free" and now you are setting free thousands of victims of the JP2 Army - John Paul II Pedophile Priests Army of the 20th Century especially those of Los Angeles, USA.
You are now setting the "path of freedom" - and protection of children - armed with knowledge of history - for generations to come. May God bless you for your courage and wisdom.
Saturday, December 29, 2012
New Year’s plea to the judge of Los Angeles: Reveal the whole truth, the entire truth now
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Media may argue against redactions in church files, judge rules
The personnel files are due to be made public as part of a historic $660-million settlement between the Los Angeles Archdiocese and alleged victims of sexual abuse by priests.
Cardinal Roger Mahony's name, and those of all church employees, could have been redacted from documents about to be released by the Los Angeles Archdiocese, under the order of judge. But media organizations will be allowed to argue against the redactions now. (Al Seib, Los Angeles Times / July 16, 2007)
Los Angeles Times
Judge Emilie H. Elias will decide next month whether the names of vicars, bishops and others who handled reports of child sexual abuse should be released.
When hundreds of victims of sexual abuse agreed in 2007 to settle their claims against the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles for $660 million, they did so with the understanding that confidential church files that contained the full story of what officials knew, and when they knew it, would become public.
That agreement, however, is at risk of being undermined. A court-appointed referee has ruled that the names of church leaders who are not accused of abusing children should be redacted from the files before those documents are publicly released early next year. Why? The referee argues that including the names of such high-ranking clerics, including Cardinal Roger M. Mahony, would only cause further embarrassment to an institution that has already enacted reforms to prevent future abuses.
Fortunately, the referee's ruling is not final. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Emilie H. Elias has the last word in the matter. Next month she will hear objections to the referee's redactions and decide whether the names of vicars, bishops and other priests who handled reports of abuse should be released or be blacked out. The church files are believed to contain internal memos, Vatican correspondence and medical records. (Full disclosure: The Times' lawyers have filed a motion urging the court to ignore the referee's proposed redactions on the grounds that the public has a right to know who was aware of abuse allegations and how they responded.)
We hope that Elias will overrule the referee. Whether the archdiocese endures further embarrassment is not the legal standard the court should use given the damage done over several decades to hundreds of children by officials of the church. The only test that should be applied in this case is whether the public's right to know outweighs the clerics' right to privacy.
That's the standard other courts have relied on in similar cases, and the one that led a Massachusetts judge to reject the Boston Archdiocese's plea for privacy when it sought to withhold entire files. She ruled that it was "difficult to conjure up an argument that would persuade a reasonable person that many of the issues raised in these cases and their underlying documents do not lend themselves to public scrutiny."
And that's probably the same reason Louis J. Freeh, the former FBI director who led an independent investigation into the Penn State University sex scandal involving former coach Jerry Sandusky, opted to name senior university officials who were accused of knowing about the abuse or concealing information. Shrouding the names of those in charge serves no public good.
We urge Elias to release the files without redactions. The church's right to privacy cannot trump the public's right to know.
LOS ANGELES (CA)
Los Angeles Times
By Victoria Kim,
December 27, 2012
Media organizations will be allowed to argue against redactions in secret church files that are due to be made public as part of a historic $660-million settlement between the Los Angeles Archdiocese and alleged victims of sexual abuse by priests, a Los Angeles County Superior Court judge ruled Thursday.
Pursuant to Judge Emilie Elias' order, The Times and the Associated Press will be allowed to intervene in the case, in which attorneys are gearing up for the release of internal church personnel documents more than five years after the July 2007 settlement. The judge's ruling came after attorneys for the church and the plaintiffs agreed to the news organizations' involvement in the case.
The Times and the AP object to a portion of a 2011 decision by a retired judge overseeing the file-release process. Judge Dickran Tevrizian had ruled that all names of church employees, including Cardinal Roger M. Mahony and other top archdiocese officials, should be blacked out in the documents before they were made public. In a hearing, Tevrizian said he did not believe the documents should be used to "embarrass or to ridicule the church."
Attorneys for the news organizations argued in court filings that the redactions would "deny the public information that is necessary to fully understand the church's knowledge about the serial molestation of children by priests over a period of decades." The personnel files of priests accused of molestation, which a church attorney has said were five or six banker's boxes of documents, could include internal memos about abuse claims, Vatican correspondence and psychiatric reports.
Contending that the secrecy was motivated by "a desire to avoid further embarrassment" for the church rather than privacy concerns, the media attorneys wrote: "That kind of self-interest is not even remotely the kind of 'overriding interest' that is needed to overcome the public's presumptive right of access, nor does it establish 'good cause' for ongoing secrecy."
An archdiocese attorney said Thursday that the church had spent a "great deal of effort" in redacting the files to comply with Tevrizian's order, and said the media attorneys misunderstand the legal process that both parties in the settlement agreed would be binding.
"We agree with Judge Tevrizian that enough time has passed and enough reforms have been made that it's time to get off this and move onto another subject," attorney J. Michael Hennigan said.
An attorney representing the victims also filed papers Thursday arguing that the church was "too broadly construing" Tevrizian's redaction orders, and asking Elias to release the files with church officials' names unredacted.
"Each of the higher-ups in the Los Angeles Archdiocese who recklessly endangered generations of this community's children by protecting pedophile priests will themselves be protected," wrote Ray Boucher, lead attorney for the plaintiffs.
A hearing on the release of church documents is scheduled for Jan. 7. At the hearing, Elias will also hear objections from an attorney representing individual priests, who contend that their constitutional privacy rights will be violated if the files are made public. In a court filing this month, the priests' attorney, Donald Steier, said Tevrizian was "dead wrong" to rule that the documents can be disclosed because the public interest outweighs the clerics' rights.
"Under California law, it is the employees who own the information in the files, and the Archdiocese is merely the custodian who has a legal duty to defend the contents of the files and has no legal right to agree to disclose them," Steier wrote.
L.A. Diocese told to identify officials in abuse cases
Judge reverses another ruling that allowed archdiocese to black out names of church higher-ups and priests.
The Los Angeles Catholic Diocese must release the names of priests and church officials contained in confidential records about sexual abuse of children, a California judge ordered Monday.
Superior Court Judge Emilie Elias reversed a previous ruling by another judge that allowed the Archdiocese of Los Angeles to black out the identifies of church officials in 30,000 pages of documents that are to be released, the Los Angeles Times reports. The files include medical and psychiatric records, abuse reports, church memos and letters with the Vatican.
Negotiations on releasing the records are part of the landmark $660 million settlement in 2007 over priest abuse. The diocese had redacted names -- including that of retired cardinal Roger Mahony -- and the release was expected by mid-January. It's not yet clear whether today's ruling will delay the release of the records.
More than 20 priests have exhausted appeals to prevent the release, arguing it would violate their privacy rights.
Last year, retired federal judge Dickran Tevrizian allowed the archdiocese to redact the names of church rulers who reassigned abusive priests, along with the names of priests accused only once of abuse. He cited criticism the church had suffered already and said he wanted to prevent the use of un-redacted files from being used to "embarrass or to ridicule the Church."
"You know that the Church recycles priests. Now you want to know who in the clergy is recycled. For what useful purpose? The case is settled," Tevrizian told lawyers for 562 people who settled sex-abuse claims.
The Los Angeles Times and the Associated Press challenged Tevrizian's ruling, and Elias has the final say.
"Don't you think the public has a right to know … what was going on in their own church?" Elias asked during a hearing about releasing the information. She added that parishioners "may want to talk to their adult children" about abuse alleged in their local church.
By GREG RISLING
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A judge on Monday ordered the release of thousands of pages of personnel files that would identify Roman Catholic priests accused of child molestation and their leaders in the church.
The ruling by Superior Court Judge Emilie Elias contradicts a previous order in 2010 by another judge that allowed the Archdiocese of Los Angeles to redact the names of church higher-ups.
Attorneys for the archdiocese previously said they planned to make the confidential files public by the middle of this month with the names of the church hierarchy blacked out.
It was unclear how long it would take to adhere to the new ruling. Church attorneys expressed concern about combing through 30,000 pages of documents.
Elias continued to meet with attorneys following the hearing.
Los Angeles Times
A Superior Court judge has ruled the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles must release the names of high-ranking church officials in 30,000 pages of confidential records about priests accused of abusing children.
In making the order Monday, Judge Emilie H. Elias reversed a key part of a 2011 ruling by a retired judge who said he feared including the names of the hierarchy could be used to embarrass the church further. Elias said the public’s right to know how the archdiocese, the largest in the nation, handled molestation allegations outweighed such concerns. She also reversed retired Judge Dickran Tevrizian’s ruling that priests who had faced only a single allegation of abuse would have their names blacked out.
“Don’t you think the public has a right to know … what was going on in their own church?” she asked a lawyer for the archdiocese, adding that parishioners “may want to talk to their adult children” about abuse alleged in their local church.
The judge and lawyers for alleged victims and the archdiocese were meeting Monday afternoon to discuss how and when the internal church records, which include psychiatric reports, reports of abuse and letters to the Vatican, will be released.
Ventura County Star
GREG RISLING, Associated Press
Posted January 7, 2013
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles judge has ordered the release of personnel files that would identify Roman Catholic priests accused of child molestation.
Superior Court Judge Emilie Elias also said Monday that she wants the Archdiocese of Los Angeles to unredact the names of church higher-ups.
How long the process will take remains unclear. Church attorneys expressed concern about combing through 30,000 pages of documents.
Survivors Network of Those Abused by Priests
Posted by Joelle Casteix on January 07, 2013
The thousands upon thousands of long-secret Catholic documents that describe horrific crimes against children by members of the catholic clergy have come to light only because of brave victims. Catholic officials have used every weapon in their vast arsenal to keep these files hidden and keep Catholics and citizens in the dark about their involvement in moving, shielding and enabling predators. We hope that the judicial system will not only release all the documents but allow the names of all complicit church staff to be made public.
Catholic officials have very little incentive to change their callous behavior when all their needs are being met. Only when they are held accountable for their reckless behavior will they change their ways and perhaps begin putingt the safety of the children first.
Protecting children must take priority. But a very simple first step is for the truth to come out - not just about the child molesting clerics but also about their irresponsible church supervisors. Real healing and closure and prevention will only begin to happen when the public knows exactly who has hurt kids either by sexually exploiting them or by ignoring or helping those who sexually exploit them.