EX-VATICAN DOCTRINE CHIEF DIES
by Rodney Pelletier • ChurchMilitant.com • September 27, 2019
Questions remain about his involvement with sex abuse cover-up
ROME (ChurchMilitant.com) - Cardinal William Levada died at the age of 83 in Rome on Thursday, and while establishment Catholic media is gushing about him, there are still many questions regarding his relationship with the cover-up of homosexual predator priests as archbishop of San Francisco.
Levada was appointed head of the Vatican's Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF) by Pope Benedict XVI in 2005 and made a cardinal in 2016. As a priest working in California, he began working at the CDF from 1976 to 1982, having been recommended by Chicago's Cdl. Joseph Bernardin, a suspected homosexual predator satanist.
After returning to California in 1982, he was named secretary of the California Catholic Conference and ordained an auxiliary bishop of Los Angeles a year later.
In 1986, he was appointed chancellor of the archdiocese of Los Angeles under the now-disgraced Cdl. Roger Mahony who covered up for homosexual predator priests and sold off Church property to pay $660 million in payouts to sex abuse victims — the largest in history.
The same year, he was appointed archbishop of Portland, Oregon, where he stayed until 1995, when he was archbishop of San Francisco until 2005.
In 2004, the archdiocese of Portland declared bankruptcy, paying out over $53 million. The archdiocese filed for bankruptcy in July, only hours after two sex abuse trials were supposed to begin. The alleged victims were seeking $155 million in damages against the archdiocese, but the trials were halted after the announcement.