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Archive of coverage

May 2002

May 1
Catholics drawn to lay group in Wellesley
In about-face, Lowell priest to back appeal
Eileen McNamara: No time for deference

May 2
A father laments deference to priest
An exhibition of hubris from Vatican

May 3
Shanley is arrested in Calif.
Case may turn on legally vulnerable evidence
Globe Editorial: Bringing Shanley back

May 4
Archdiocese abandons deal in Geoghan case
Shanley set for Mass. return
Church restructuring urged
'The council members expressed grave concern'
Swift signs bill on clergy
Judge defends staying on priest case

May 5
Church weighs borrowing to settle claims
A Catholic icon wrestles with scandal
Some say 'no' as Law launches appeal
Eileen McNamara: A prelate's pretense

May 6
Law says council 'refused' request on settlement
With too much to lose, Congress holds its tongue
Parishes seek to distance themselves from cardinal
Adrian Walker: Cardinal still out of touch

May 7
Judge orders questioning of Law
Heavily guarded Shanley flown to Boston
Priest who ran youth home accused
DA quits diocesan panel on children

May 8
Ex-priest Paquin held in rape case
Verbal OK could bind church, professor says
Strategy on liability lacking, members say
Judge at center of case considered 'a fresh-air person'
UN General Assembly to debate goals for children
Eileen McNamara: Broken faith, blind justice

May 9
Law recalls little on abuse case
Full transcript of Law's deposition
Common-man treatment for a cardinal
At court, cardinal avoids the crowd
Instant access to Law's testimony
Todd seen as deft advocate for many high-profile clients
Archdiocese spokeswoman has a job no one would envy
Controversy has barely touched Law's parish in Rome
Paquin held on bail after denying he raped altar boy

May 10
Canon law said to be of little legal weight
Delegation of duty is called faulty
Lawyers expect to press Law on Geoghan
Law calls for a novena
Shanley lawyer challenges case and bail

May 11
Cardinal questioned on abuse for second day
Judge trims Shanley bail to $300,000

May 12
Scandal erodes traditional deference to church
Thomas Oliphant: Not Law, but Law-ism

May 14
Law deposition ends, for now
Church yet to deliver medical case history
Brian McGrory: Church loses the last word
James Carroll: Democracy in the Catholic Church

May 15
Law recommended fired dean for college position
Victim recalls abuse by Birmingham
Baltimore priest shot; alleged victim is held
Changes unfold at The Pilot newspaper
Doctor's question among Shanley papers

May 16
BC puts abuse issue on agenda
Baltimore panel sharply dissented on priest's return
College to award Law honorary degree
Archdiocese denies hiding background
Former priest indicted on child-rape charges
64 percent of Catholics say Law should step down
Seminarians get an apology

May 17
Accused Conn. priest hangs himself
Superior Court judge orders ex-priest's record released
Judge blasts transcript release
South African church keeps some abuse claims private

May 18
Cardinal promoted alleged sex abuser
Boston College looks to church's future
Report on abuse backed by Law
Law declines honorary degree
Baltimore cardinal voices regret, apologizes
N.C. school says it was told of charge

May 19
Bishops vow cooperation with authorities on abuse
Law seeks peace, healing for church in homily
Church denies trying to skirt police
Focus: Celibacy, women's ordination merit consideration

May 20
Law says he wasn't aware of Shanley allegations
Adrian Walker: Talking sense for Catholics

May 21
Law's explanation finds skeptics, believers
Abuse cases long her crusade
Globe Editorial: Law's responsibility

May 23
Many victims say they're still waiting to meet Law

May 24
Activist group told to work with Law

May 25
Church places pastor on leave
Geoghan cases may be consolidated
Appeal filed to restore abuse case

May 26
Parishes feel effects of priest sex scandal
Parishioners say removal of priest is retaliation
Law welcomes small class of priests into brotherhood
Eileen McNamara: Playing favorites

May 28
Tension seen between archdiocese, BC

May 29
President weighs in on church scandal
Priest probing abuse allegations quits post
Two men file suit alleging abuse by priest in '70s and '80s
More data ordered freed on allegations
Eileen McNamara: A catholic alternative

May 30
Records show Law reassigned Paquin
Archdiocese keeps Rochester priest despite lawsuit

May 31
Jesuit journal raps US media's church coverage
Bishop says pastor not removed for comments




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