State Senator Marian Walsh of West Roxbury testified yesterday on Beacon Hill in favor of a bill to open the books of religious groups.

Archdiocese skips hearing, stirs ire

Legislators back bill to disclose church finances

By Michael Levenson
Globe Correspondent / August 11, 2005

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No one from the Boston Archdiocese spoke at a packed Beacon Hill hearing yesterday on legislation that would force all religious groups to open their books to the public. The absence angered lawmakers who said they had hoped to discuss the Catholic Church's finances, real estate holdings, and efforts to restore parishioners' confidence. (Full article: 782 words)

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