Skip to comments.Report: Pope Francis bans disgraced Cardinal Law from his church
Posted on 03/15/2013 2:28:15 PM PDT by Hilda
The article, from the somewhat sordid Daily Mail, reprints Italian news reports. In pertinent part:
So when the appearance of a disgraced cardinal threatened to cast a shadow over his first engagement, Francis I made sure it couldnt happen again by banning him from his own church.
Cardinal Bernard Law resigned as Archbishop of Boston in 2002, after being accused of actively covering up for a litany of paedophile priests.
Despite the scandal which exploded to engulf the entire church, he was given an honorary position at the Basilica Santa Maria Maggiore, in Rome.
Though now retired, the cardinal still enjoys a grace and favour apartment in the cathedral complex. So hearing that the new Pope was offering prayers at the very same church, it seems he couldnt resist a discreet peak.
But when Pope Francis recognised him, he immediately ordered that Law be removed, according to Italian media reports. He went on to command: He is not to come to this church any more.
One of the new Popes first acts will be to arrange new cloistered accommodation for the disgraced cardinal, the Italian daily, Il Fatto Quotidiano, reported.
Has the cleaning of the Lords House begun?
He, and his cohorts, need to be in prison not vacationing in the lap of luxury....
“Cloistered” accommodations? OMG!
He’ll never see the light of day again.
Sounds like Law is about to be broken :-)
I am REALLY liking Francis I!
The more I hear, the more I like!
I have been waiting for a Pope that would take this child molesting scandal head on ...sounds like the Pope Francis might just be the man.
It’s very good news.
A discreet peak.
“The exact opposite report has surfaced and those groups that commented in the first article and now commenting that the Pope did indeed meet with Cardinal Law. “
A commendable move. Hats off to the padre on this one.
Let us hope Cardinal Mahony of LA is in line for similar treatment...
I was thinking the same thing. The Archbishop in Los Angeles should change the locks at Mahony’s residence and throw his clothes out on the front lawn.
I am okay with him meeting the disgraced Cardinal. He is a sinner and a member of the faith. HOWEVER, the Pope better kick him out of that residence . Everyone has made a big deal of the fact that the Pope picked that Church because of the Reformer Pope buried at Basilica Santa Maria Maggiore
It’s possible that both versions are true. The Pope met with Law — and cordially told him that he would soon be taking up residence in a monastery. “Bare feet on a cold stone floor.”
Too bad that the Vatican doesn’t excommunicate suborners of child sodomy like they did back in the Middle Ages.
It looks like Jesus picked a man with a large broom to clean up His house....one can hope..
Why isn't he just fired and told to move on, kicked out of the church's big boys, and sent back to regular American living as an ordinary person?