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A new site from the Boston Globe includes news updates on clergy abuse and other Catholic issues.
Globe coverage of the scandal has been divided into nine categories:

Archive of coverage

June 2002

June 1
Goals are prevention, better response
Pastor removed from his post
Lawyers warned before deposition

June 2
A wary church tightens screening of new priests

June 3
Critical eye cast on sex abuse lawyers
At Mass, cardinal mum on sex abuse

June 4
US bishops to propose ousting abusive priests
Bishop offers apology to parents of a Shanley accuser
James Carroll: Reading for reform

June 5
Abuse allegations known, files show
Bishops' proposals are seen as starting point for debate
On defensive, Law pleaded ignorance
Memos reveal trail of charges
Inaction followed charges of abuse
Asked to help, priest allegedly abused
Ex-wife of former priest who molested children tells story
Globe Editorial: An answer to abuse

June 6
Deposition probes Law's role in case in early '70s
Geoghan judge to handle all cases of clergy abuse
Joan Vennochi: Law's total lack of credibility

June 7
Experts say Law rejected advice
SJC justice refuses to lower $300,000 Shanley case bail
Judges stand in contrast on release of Law's testimony
School says abuse alleged

June 8
Theologians call for wider debate
Law has draft of abuse policy
Judge delays public release of Law depositions
Op-Ed: Church reformers face uphill battle

June 9
Scholars say prayer not enough in scandal
Catholics challenge church in local parishes

June 10
A rousing send-off for Law before conference

June 11
Credibility at issue as Law heads for Dallas
Justice withdraws from transcript case
James Carroll: A letter to the bishops
E.J. Dionne Jr.: What the US bishops can teach Rome

June 12
Church struggle pains La. region stung by abuse

June 13
Conference debating bishops' accountability
Suit accuses Law of '70s inaction after report
Lay groups find a forum outside closed doors
Doubts in memo slowed '87 case

June 14
Apologies sent; policy sought
Conn. courts helped hide abuse, judge says
Grim audience hears accounts of abuse, call for reform
US leaders expect Vatican approval
Law apologizes to Calif. bishop
Meeting draws media, protest
Globe denied access as punishment
Globe Editorial: Restoring trust in bishops

June 15
Bishops move to bar abusers
Law says painful journey led to policy's passage
Critics call policy on clergy too lenient
Law tapes withheld pending hearing

June 16
Law, fellow clerics now face challenge
Lay leader vows justice
Reaction to abuse measures is mixed
Law will face many skeptics on his return
Start the healing with change
Eileen McNamara: Raping girls less evil?
Globe Editorial: Bishops' partial response

June 17
As pledges lag, church speeds cuts
Law's letter soliciting donations
Unraveling the old myths that foster sexual violence

June 18
Regaining stature a hard task for Law
Law took private flight to Dallas
Critics unconvinced of bishops' new openness
Lawyers challenge church officials to open records
E.J. Dionne Jr.: Bishops' credibility gap

June 19
A grand jury is said to weigh case against Law
Scot Lehigh: BC is leading the way on church reform

June 20
Archdiocese, lawyers call 30-day truce
Law indictment seen unlikely

June 21
Concern voiced on accord with archdiocese
Shanley faces more rape indictments
New bill targets supervisor culpability

June 22
Review of new rules not set
Scalia dissent questions bishops

June 23
Eileen McNamara: Suffer the little children

June 24
Hundreds walk to support clergy abuse victims

June 25
Joan Vennochi: A churchwoman for all seasons

June 26
Magazine details accusations on Shanley

June 27
DA seeks to lift time limit on rape cases
Wayland, Billerica pastors are removed by archdiocese

June 28
Law sends apology to bishop in Calif.
Boston Archdiocese to cut aid to city schools, parishes

June 30
Lay Catholics organize local 'Voice' chapter




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