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Deposition of Bishop Thomas V. Daily

Bishop Thomas Daily (AP Photo)
On August 21, 2002, Bishop Thomas V. Daily, a former top-ranking assistant to Cardinal Bernard Law in the Archdiocese of Boston, was deposed by lawyers for three men who claim they were sexually abused by the Rev. Paul Shanley at St. Jean's parish in Newton in the 1980s. Daily is now the head of the diocese of Brooklyn, N.Y.


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Video clip 1  |  5 min. 57 sec., 1.96Mb

Daily is questioned about his reaction to a speech delivered by Shanley in which the priest endorses homosexuality, pedophilia, and bestiality.

Video clip 2  |  4 min. 4 sec., 1.34Mb

Daily is asked why he did not investigate a controversial speech by Shanley in which the priest discussed various sexually deviant behaviors.

Video clip 3  |  6 min. 38 sec., 2.2Mb

Daily is asked why he approved Shanley's appointment as acting pastor at St. Jean parish in 1983, despite reports of Shanley's controversial views on sexuality.

Video clip 4  |  6 min. 27 sec., 2.13Mb

Daily is asked whether he had concerns about Shanley when the priest was appointed at St. Jean's parish. Daily says he regrets making the appointment.

Video clip 5  |  2 min. 15 sec., 768Kb

Daily is questioned about record-keeping in the Boston archdiocese, and is asked whether he ever discussed the Shanley case with Cardinal Law.

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