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Archive of coverage

February 2002

February 1
DA sees lack of priest controls
Medical deans to address clergy on sexual abuse
Prosecutors say archdiocese data on priests lacking
Churches say clergy bill is too lenient
Middleton priest is located
Derrick Z. Jackson: Left to prey
Steve Bailey: Protecting the guilty

February 2
Clergy task force picks its chairman
Law expects talk of cases in Rome visit
Priest said he asked about Reardon, documents show

February 3
For father and son, a shared anguish
Randolph, Quincy priests ousted after abuse cited
Above the fray: Vatican remains detached in abuse crisis
Parish responds with gasps of disbelief
Focus: How many? How long?
Ellen Goodman: Selling out the faithful
Op-Ed: A challenge to lay Catholics

February 4
Stung by sex-abuse cases, Catholics call for reform

February 8
Most Catholics in poll fault Law's performance
6 more priests removed on allegations of abuse
Distress suit by Weston family targets cardinal

February 9
DAs given names of 49 more priests
Many are stunned by news
Some who settled now feel betrayed
Law has little to say after Rome trip

February 10
Catholics favoring priesthood changes, poll shows
Reardon was suspected before arrest
Children aware, parents say
Bella English: Coping with the unexplainable

February 11
A resolute Law repeats he won't go

February 12
Geoghan seeks dismissal of rape charge
James Carroll: A human, humiliated church

February 13
Woman says her cries ignored
Derrick Z. Jackson: Church adds up as big business

February 14
Law's low-profile attorney faces high-profile cases
Victims of alleged abuse turn to Mitchell Garabedian
Discuss sexual safety, ask questions

February 16
Priest abuse cases sealed by judges
Law discusses abuse cases with clergy
N.H. priests accused of abuse named

February 17
Little drop-off seen by church on giving

February 18
Outside cardinal's headquarters, protesters multiply

February 19
Priest abuse case eluded Law's reforms
Senator prods house on abuse bill

February 20
Bishop writes of 'sorrow' over abuse
Law seeking counsel from civic leaders
Allegations surface vs. Abington pastor

February 21
Alleged Geoghan victim testifies
Abington priest removed in new sex abuse case
Joan Vennochi: The boys can't fix this one for Law
Globe Editorial: The cardinal's test

February 22
Geoghan receives 9-10 years for molesting child
History of case may have influenced severity of term

February 23
Geoghan case now in hands of judge
Lowell priest quietly removed
Philadelphia inquiry finds evidence of 50 abuse cases

February 24
Hundreds now claim priest abuse
Church cloaked in culture of silence
Lowell parishioners frustrated
Eileen McNamara: A justified sentence?

February 25
Not much change in bishops' policies
Bishop asks parents to look for abuse

February 26
Pastor proclaims his innocence
Albany bishop kept priests employed, supervised
Priest emerges as test for church
James Carroll: Meltdown in the Catholic Church

February 27
House closes loophole on abuse
Lowell residents speak up for Spagnolia
Suffolk DA opens investigation of charges against pastor
Eileen McNamara: Courts must end secrecy
Globe Editorial: In the name of the victims

February 28
Priests discussing church's future
In eye of storm, Spagnolia is calm
Cleric is ordered from rectory




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