New documents show church knew of abuse allegations
Documents released yesterday by the church show that top officials of the Boston Archdiocese had extensive knowledge of allegations of sexual misconduct by several priests.
February 9, 1996
Letter from Cardinal Bernard Law to Rev. Daniel M. Graham regarding past sexual abuse allegations against Graham.
Letter sent by a parent to Cardinal Cushing regarding Rev. Eugene M. O'Sullivan.
January 17, 1970
Letter sent by the Rev. Patrick J. Kelly to the Archdiocesan Personnel Office regarding Father Joseph E. Birmingham.
November 4, 1964
Notes taken by Msgr. Finnegan from a meeting among Rev. Joseph E. Birmingham, Msgr. Sexton, Rev. Hurley, several parishoners, and himself.
August 4, 1994
Letter from Robert Sherman, an attorney for an alleged sexual abuse victim, to Wilson Rogers, a lawyer for the Boston Archdiocese.