1. Wide pan of clergy abuse victim group members holding quilt with photos of children who said they were abused
2. Mid of Joelle Casteix from the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests holding quilt
3. SOUNDBITE (English) Joelle Casteix, Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests:
"We are woefully disappointed in the documents that we are seeing coming from the Archdiocese of Los Angeles."
4. Mid of clergy abuse victim group members holding quilt panel
5. SOUNDBITE (English) Joelle Casteix, Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests:
"That Archbishop Gomez's censure of Cardinal Mahony is little more than window dressing. Cardinal Mahony is still a very powerful prelate and is still a voting member of the College of Cardinals. He's a very powerful man in Rome and still a very powerful man in Los Angeles. Archbishop Gomez is simply doing this symbolic gesture in the hope that it will placate people. But nothing will placate victims of crimes."
6. Wide of camera crews at news conference outside cathedral
7. SOUNDBITE (English) Esther Miller, claims to be a victim of Catholic priest abuse:
"But today it's a call to action to those people in the pews, what are you going to do? You Catholics who remain blind to the crime that is still today being perpetrated. What are you going to do as Catholics in your church?"
8. Mid of Casteix holding quilt with children in cathedral's courtyard behind her
9. SOUNDBITE (English) Patrick Wall, former Roman Catholic priest/consultant for plaintiffs and prosecutors in Catholic sex abuse cases
"This is a brilliant move by Gomez because what he does is he gives the public, and he gives survivors, a small modicum of feeling of winning something, but he doesn't overstep his boundaries of authority. Remember, Archbishop Gomez cannot accept the resignation of Bishop Curry. He cannot fire Cardinal Mahony. The only thing he can do is not give them faculties to operate in the Archdiocese."
10. Close of angel statue above entrance to Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in downtown Los Angeles
A clergy abuse victim group staged a protest at a Los Angeles cathedral on Friday, stating they were not satisfied with actions taken by a Roman Catholic archbishop against a cardinal accused of protecting the church from child molestation scandals after the release of previously unseen files.
Late on Thursday, archbishop Jose Gomez announced that his predecessor, Cardinal Roger Mahony, would no longer have any administrative or public duties.
Speaking as part of a demonstration in front of the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in Los Angeles on Friday, Joelle Casteix, the regional director of the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP), called the actions of Gomez, "window dressing."
Casteix said the move was purely symbolic, and that Mahony was still prominent in Rome and the US.
"Cardinal Mahony is still a very powerful prelate and is still a voting member of the College of Cardinals. He's a very powerful man in Rome and still a very powerful man in Los Angeles. Archbishop Gomez is simply doing this symbolic gesture in hope that it will placate people. But nothing will placate victims of crimes," she said.
Esther Miller, who says she was a victim of Catholic priest abuse, called for Roman Catholics to stand up for the victims of abuse.
"You Catholics who remain blind to the crime that is still today being perpetrated. What are you going to do as Catholics in your church?"
Former Catholic priest Patrick Wall now works on behalf of alleged victims of clergy sexual abuse.
He called Gomez's move "brilliant."
"What he does is he gives the public and survivors a small modicum of feeling of winning something but he doesn't overstep his boundaries of authority," he said.
Cardinal Mahony, who retired in 2011 after more than a quarter-century at the helm of the archdiocese, has publicly apologised for mistakes he made in dealing with priests who molested children.
In a letter posted on his personal blog on Friday, Mahony challenged Gomez for publicly shaming him and said he developed policies to safeguard children after taking over in 1985, despite being unequipped to deal with the molester priests he inherited.
Mahony had apologised two weeks ago after a release of files showed he and other top aides worked behind the scenes to protect the church from the growing scandal, to keep offending clerics out of state and prevent public disclosure of sex crimes committed by priests.
Mahony is a member of three Vatican departments, including the Holy See's all-important economic affairs office, and he remains a member of the College of Cardinals.
At 76, he is still eligible to vote in a conclave to elect a new pope.
Mahony will reduce his public appearances, including numerous guest lectures nationwide on immigration reform.
However, he remains a priest in good standing and will continue to live in a North Hollywood parish and can celebrate the sacraments with no restrictions, according to a church official.
Studies commissioned by the US bishops found more than four thousand US priests have faced sexual abuse allegations since the early 1950s, in cases involving more than 10-thousand children - mostly boys.