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  • Pope's role in disgraced cardinal's funeral draws outrage

    01/22/2018 3:21:11 PM PST · by buffyt · 20 replies
    ABC ^ | December 21, 2017 | CNN news
    Pope Francis is expected to give the final blessing at the funeral Thursday of Cardinal Bernard Law, the former Boston archbishop who resigned in disgrace during the Catholic Church's sex-abuse scandal, prompting outrage from abuse survivors. Francis' prominent role in the ceremony has fueled the controversy over the decision to grant Law a full cardinal's funeral at St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican. The story was made into a celebrated movie, Spotlight, and the scandal forced the Catholic church to rethink the way it dealt with child abuse in the church. 'Gates of hell wide open' Alexa MacPherson, a native...
  • Cardinal Bernard Law, symbol of church sex abuse scandal, dead at 86

    12/20/2017 5:28:42 AM PST · by Morgana · 11 replies
    cnn ^ | Dec. 20, 2017 | Emanuella Grinberg, CNN
    CNN)Cardinal Bernard Law, the former Boston archbishop who resigned in disgrace during the Catholic Church's sex abuse scandal, has died, the Vatican confirmed. He was 86. Law died in Rome, where he had served as archpriest of the Papal Liberian Basilica of St. Mary Major after he was forced to resign in 2002 as archbishop of Boston.
  • Report that pope to exile (Cardinal Bernard) Law 'totally false,' Vatican says

    03/16/2013 10:56:06 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 19 replies
    National Catholic Observer Online ^ | March 16, 2013 | John L. Allen Jr.
    Rome Reports that Pope Francis has ordered Cardinal Bernard Law to stay away from the Basilica of St. Mary Major and is about to ship him off to a monastery are “completely and totally false,” according to a Vatican spokesperson.During a press briefing on Thursday about Pope Francis’ visit to St. Mary Major, one of the four pontifical basilicas in Rome, Jesuit Fr. Federico Lombardi said that Law had briefly greeted Francis and then exited the scene.The Italian newspaper Il Fatto Quotidiano, however, reported that Francis had told Law to stop appearing in public at the basilica, where he retired...
  • Consolation for Boston Catholics? (Pope immediately bans Cardinal Law from St. Mary Major)

    03/16/2013 10:15:57 AM PDT · by NYer · 25 replies
    RNS ^ | March 15, 2013
    Cardinal Bernard Law in 2008. Boston Catholics (myself included) were rooting for Cardinal Sean O’Malley to ascend to the throne of St. Peter this week. That didn’t pan out, as we all know, but maybe Catholics there received something of a consolation prize.The British tabloid The Daily Mail writes that Italian media is reporting that Boston’s disgraced former archbishop, Cardinal Bernard Law, 82, is being banished from his cushy residence by Pope Francis: But first days are all about making a good impression – even when you’re the Pope.So when the appearance of a disgraced cardinal threatened to cast a...
  • Report: Pope Francis bans disgraced Cardinal Law from his church

    03/15/2013 2:28:15 PM PDT · by Hilda · 128 replies
    St. Peter's List ^ | March 15, 2013 | John Bingham
    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 couldn’t 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...
  • Pope accepts resignation of Cardinal Bernard Law from Vatican post (Catholic Caucus)

    11/22/2011 2:32:25 PM PST · by NYer · 6 replies
    cna ^ | November 21, 2011
    Vatican City, Nov 21, 2011 / 05:55 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Benedict accepted the resignation of Cardinal Bernard Law, former Archbishop of Boston, and appointed Spanish Archbishop Santos Abril y Castelló as the new archpriest of the Basilica of St. Mary Major. Cardinal Law, who resigned in 2002 as Archbishop of Boston in the wake of the sex abuse scandal, turned 80 on Nov. 4.A Vatican official explained to CNA on Nov. 21 that although the official retirement age for a post such as archpriest is 80, it is customary for cardinals to hold their positions for a longer period of time....
  • Cardinal Bernard Law to help elect new Pope.

    04/08/2005 2:56:33 PM PDT · by cowtowney · 53 replies · 1,715+ views
    Cardinal Bernard Law The Vatican has granted a prominent role in the Pope's funeral rituals to a U.S. cardinal who was forced to resign amid accusations that he protected sexually-abusive priests. Cardinal Bernard Law, the former archbishop of Boston, will celebrate Mass on one of the nine days of mourning for Pope John Paul II. Some American Catholics feel this privilege represents the Vatican's lack of recognition of the abuse scandal that rocked the U.S. Catholic Church. Cardinal Law resigned from his Boston post in 2002, when it became known that his archdiocese simply transferred priests who had been accused...
  • Former Boston archbishop to lead a Mass of mourning for pope

    04/07/2005 4:09:47 PM PDT · by StoneColdGOP · 188 replies · 2,193+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | Thursday, April 7, 2005 - Updated: 01:45 PM EST | By Associated Press
    VATICAN CITY - Cardinal Bernard Law, who resigned in disgrace as archbishop of Boston over his role in the clergy sex abuse crisis, has been given a role of honor in the mourning for Pope John Paul II. The Vatican announced Thursday he will lead one of the daily Masses celebrated in the pope's memory during the nine-day period that follows the funeral, called Novemdiales. The service will be held Monday at St. Mary Major Basilica, where Law was appointed archpriest after leaving Boston. Some Catholics in his former archdiocese immediately protested. Suzanne Morse, spokeswoman for Voice of the Faithful,...
  • Three Stooges: Who's Worst--Kissinger, Lott, or Law?

    12/16/2002 2:47:24 PM PST · by GeneD · 25 replies · 240+ views ^ | 12/16/2002 | Christopher Hitchens
    These have been an almost incredible few days for those of us who despise the culture of celebrity and authority and who are sickened by the media habit of judging actions by reputations, rather than the other way around. A triple crown: --Henry Kissinger prefers his client list to the solemn promise he made to the murder victims of Sept. 11. --Sen. Trent Lott in retrospect thinks that voters were dumb to vote Republican in 1948. --Cardinal Bernard Law asks a foreign potentate if it's OK to obey the laws of the United States. One should waste little time on...
  • Breaking News - Boston's Cardinal Law Offers His Resignation

    12/12/2002 9:25:25 AM PST · by Lonely NY Conservative · 115 replies · 582+ views
    Fox News | 12/12/02 | Fox News
    Boston's Cardinal Law Offers His Resignation - Headline Only as Per Fox News Online
  • 400 March for Cardinal Law's Resignation

    12/08/2002 11:28:31 AM PST · by GeneD · 5 replies · 216+ views
    Filed at 1:57 p.m. ET BOSTON (AP) -- Facing rekindled outrage from priests and parishioners over new revelations of clergy misconduct, Cardinal Bernard Law stayed away from the Cathedral of the Holy Cross on Sunday as protesters renewed calls for his resignation. Some 400 protesters gathered outside the cathedral, where Law had been expected to celebrate Mass, as they have since the abuse scandal erupted in January. An archdiocese spokeswoman refused to say where Law was, saying only that he had no public schedule. Sunday's larger-than-usual protest was fueled by last week's release of new internal church documents containing some...
  • Sins of the Fathers hidden by cardinal are laid bare at last (CHURCH SCANDAL UPDATE)

    12/07/2002 5:34:38 PM PST · by MadIvan · 43 replies · 1,099+ views
    The Sunday Telegraph ^ | December 8, 2002 | Julian Coman
    The sex, drugs and paedophilia scandal in the heart of the US Catholic Church has brought the Boston archdiocese to the edge of ruin, reports Julian Coman Leo Inzaghi, the manager of the Caffe dello Sport in Boston's Italian district, stopped reading the local newspapers last week. As a practising Catholic and a father, he found their contents too shocking. "My wife telephoned me and said, 'Have you seen what the Church knew about Father Nyhan?' It turned out that the priest at the private school where we sent our daughter was transferred there after being accused of molesting two...
  • Law Struggling to Keep Head Above Water

    12/07/2002 3:55:16 PM PST · by polemikos · 10 replies · 218+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 7, 2002 | Justin Pope
    BOSTON (AP) - After months of criticism for his role in the Catholic church's sex abuse scandal, Cardinal Bernard Law in recent weeks had restored some normalcy to his duties leading the Boston Archdiocese and resumed making high-profile public appearances. But lurid revelations this past week have renewed anger with Law, and some priests even plan to debate whether the cardinal should keep his job. Personnel files made public Tuesday, among documents handed to lawyers for dozens of alleged victims, contained some of the most spectacular allegations to emerge so far, suggesting church officials tolerated priests with a range of...
  • The reform group and the archbishop: A rising tide runs into a wall

    11/25/2002 2:53:55 PM PST · by Incorrigible · 17 replies · 328+ views
    Newark Star Ledger ^ | 11/24/02 | David Gibson
    The reform group and the archbishop: A rising tide runs into a wall Sunday, November 24, 2002 BY DAVID GIBSON Star-Ledger Staff [Newark, NJ] -- The ban that Newark Archbishop John J. Myers directed last month at the New Jersey chapter of a burgeoning national Catholic reform group was about as cut and dried as an edict can get. To Myers, the group Voice of the Faithful was "anti- Church and, ultimately, anti-Catholic," and in no uncertain terms he said its members could not meet on church property anywhere in the four counties of the Newark archdiocese. But Voice of...
  • U.S. Bishops Grapple With the Morality of War With Iraq

    11/12/2002 4:05:24 PM PST · by GeneD · 16 replies · 248+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 11/12/2002 | Laurie Goodstein
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 12 -- Amid protests from sex abuse victims, gay Catholics and church reform groups, the nation's Roman Catholic bishops meeting here turned today to devising a statement to express their moral reservations about going to war against Iraq. That is the kind of global concern that used to preoccupy the bishops before this year, when the church was overwhelmed by the scandal over some bishops' failure to discipline priests who had sexually abused children and teenagers. On the second day of the bishops' annual conference, Cardinal Bernard Law of Boston, whose handling of sexual abuse cases has been...
  • Profile of a scandal

    07/17/2002 11:21:37 AM PDT · by gordgekko · 10 replies · 198+ views
    Enter Stage Right ^ | July 15, 2002 | Steven Martinovich
    Betrayal: The Crisis in the Catholic Church By The Investigative Staff of the Boston Globe Little Brown & Co. 274 pgs. ISBN: 0-3160-7558-2 Profile of a scandalBy Steven Martinovichweb posted July 15, 2002Betrayal: The Crisis in the Catholic Church is based on a series of reports in The Boston Globe on the sex abuse scandal that has hammered the Catholic Church during this and recent years. It is a scandal that has seen dozens priests charged with sex abuse, mostly involving young boys, dating sometimes far back as several decades. Betrayal shows its newspaper pedigree by rarely getting into the...
  • When Bernie Law comes knocking, stiff the stiff

    04/30/2002 4:31:51 AM PDT · by billorites · 10 replies · 228+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | April 28, 2002 | Howie Carr
    Got something in the mail from the cardinal this week He's got his pudgy hand out, again. This time I'm supposed to dig deep for the Cardinal's Appeal 2002. He's kidding, right? Surely there's some mistake here. What's next - a fund-raising letter from the Jane Swift Committee? I'll make you a deal, Bernie. When you go, I give. The title of the brochure from the archdiocese is ``Making a Difference.'' Apparently that's not supposed to remind everyone on the mailing list that there's only one way that this cardinal can ever make a difference again. As befits his pariah...
  • Cardinal Law denies being transferred to Rome

    04/27/2002 8:31:16 AM PDT · by uglyworld · 8 replies · 251+ views
    CNN ^ | 4/26/02 | CNN
    <p>PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania (CNN) -- Beleaguered Boston Cardinal Bernard Law denied a published report Friday that he would be leaving Boston and taking an assignment at the Vatican in the wake of the child sex abuse scandal involving priests in the United States.</p>