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Convicted Priest Called Before Fed Grand Jury Probing LA Archdiocese Cardinal’s Handling of Abuse

The scandal that ripped through the Catholic church is not over. And anyone, regardless of rank, should be held accountable for committing acts or covering them up.

Cardinal Roger Mahoney/ archdiocese photo

Cardinal Roger Mahoney/ archdiocese photo

By Richard Winton
Los Angeles Times
LOS ANGELES — A former Los Angeles priest convicted of molesting boys has been called before a federal grand jury investigating how the L.A. archdiocese and Cardinal Roger Mahony handled priest abuse cases, a source told The Times.

Former priest Michael Stephen Baker informed Mahony two decades ago of his abusive acts but was allowed to remain in the ministry.

His case has become a symbol of how the church transferred priests who abused young boys. He is now in U.S. federal custody, said the source, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the case is ongoing.

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