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Should Cardinal Mahoney face harsher punishment for role in abuse scandal?




Cardinal Roger Mahony (L) walks with his successor, San Antonio, Texas Archbishop Jose Gomez (2nd L), after a news conference at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels on April 6, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. Gomez, 58, will take over the archdiocese of Los Angeles when Cardinal Mahoney retires.
Cardinal Roger Mahony (L) walks with his successor, San Antonio, Texas Archbishop Jose Gomez (2nd L), after a news conference at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels on April 6, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. Gomez, 58, will take over the archdiocese of Los Angeles when Cardinal Mahoney retires.
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Amid the thousands of pages of priest abuse files released by the LA Catholic Archdiocese, you find one name over and over: Cardinal Roger Mahoney. The man who led the nation's largest archdiocese for more than two decades repeatedly acknowledges abuse, but he never alerted law enforcement.

As KPCC's Frank Stoltze reports, some say Mahoney deserves far more punishment than that.