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March 23
Law's words frame new play

March 2
Wary Catholics return to church

January 25, 2004
Churches report attendance up

January 4, 2004
Dot parish struggles to survive

December 28
Hudson fill-in priest welcomed

December 12
Law prays daily for diocese

November 22
Assignment for Law expected

November 20
Policies on VOTF reconsidered

September 19
Crisis issues in church's future

September 18
Meeting ban at parish is lifted

August 4
O'Malley given warm welcome

August 1
Lawmakers see shades of gray

July 31
An angry protest, and prayers
Voices of protest and support
Three in crowd bound in hope
At BC, optimistic students watch

July 29
Lay group to engage O'Malley

July 24
Many outraged after AG's report

July 21
Law to skip bishop installation

July 18
O'Malley invites Law, victims

July 11
Bishops seek private opinions

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Spotlight Report

Statement by Fr. David Convertino, executive director of St. Anthony Shrine


The Franciscan tradition of St. Anthony Shrine has always been that of reconciliation and compassion. In a special way today, the Franciscan Friars and Staff of the Shrine bring to you, our prayers, our presence and our solid belief in the future of the Church of Boston.

As Cardinal Law resigns, we will continue to pray for him and the entire Catholic community of Boston, especially those who have been victimized by the clergy. As the Friars have done since we came to the great city of Boston, we continue to offer to all who come here, compassion, understanding, and healing.

We vividly remember and strive to live out the call of St. Francis to all of us: "We are called to heal wounds, unite what has fallen apart, and bring home those who have lost their way." Let us go forward together with this in our hearts.

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