Moments after a judge ordered a final halt to decades of secrecy by top LA archdiocesan officials, Archbishop Jose Gomez’ lawyer made this outlandish claim:
Michael Hennigan said that after what he called an inevitable “media blitz” over the file release, he hoped the focus would shift to the church’s current well-regarded program for preventing abuse.
Like keeping files secret for 5 years and allowing predator protectors to keep their jobs? Like fighting victims in civil court? Like accepting priests with criminal convictions? Is that the front edge he’s talking about?