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Boston abuse scandal: fallout continues


In the aftermath of the first Geoghan abuse trial last week, the Church in Boston is continuing to generate significant coverage in the media as to how the whole matter of abuse has been handled and the measures that Cardinal Law has been taking since the trial. CBS News, quoting Associated Press, ran a mixed message headline yesterday "Catholics Debate Boston Leadership" with two subheads: "Some Argue That Cardinal Law Should Resign/Some Catholics see Cardinal Law's apology as an opportunity for forgiveness". An opinion piece in the NY Daily News by Stanley Crouch argues "we should be glad that Boston's Bernard Cardinal Law has ignored the dictates of Rome and called on his clergy to report to the police all charges of sexual abuse of children by priests". The Boston Globe is running a detailed investigative series on the whole matter.

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29-Jan-02