POLITICAL observations & opinions

* Everything that’s wrong with the Catholic Church’s sickness regarding the criminal sexual abuse of children by priests and the criminal cover-up of such abuse by the Church hierarchy is epitomized in the case of Cardinal Law.

Posted by Lew Weinstein on November 22, 2011

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Mark Arsenault writes in the Boston Globe (11/22/11) …

  • Cardinal Bernard F. Law, the former Boston archbishop, has retired from his post in Rome as archpriest of the Basilica of St. Mary Major, ending a 50-year career indelibly stained by the perception he covered up the crimes of pedophile priests.
  • Law resigned as Boston archbishop in 2002 amid growing criticism over his handling of child sexual abuse cases. Advocates for victims were outraged in 2004 when Pope John Paul II gave Law his highly visible post at the basilica.
  • Nearly 10 years after his resignation in Boston, Law’s name still sparks intense criticism; child advocates were infuriated earlier this month over reports of an 80th birthday party planned for him in Rome.

http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles/2011/11/22/cardinal_bernard_law_retires_from_post_in_rome/

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LMW COMMENT …

Everything that’s wrong with the Catholic Church’s sickness regarding the criminal sexual abuse of children and the criminal cover-up of such abuse is epitomized in the case of Cardinal Law.

This despicable man should have been in prison for his crimes,

not given a plush retirement in Rome. 

There is no way I can adequately express my disgust for the Cardinal and for both Popes who protected him and who cared no one whit for the lives he ruined.

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