CARDINALS and bishops in white mitres flanked the casket of Cardinal Bernard Law when Pope Francis solemnly blessed it. The pope spared no pomp during the funeral mass for the former archbishop of Boston, which was celebrated in St Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican on December 21st.
Cardinal Bernard Law died on Wednesday, Dec. 20, in Rome. Law was Archbishop of Boston, a position of prestige in the Roman Catholic Church in the United States. He had wide political connections, including with the Bush family. He publicly denounced Catholic politicians who supported abortion...
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis prayed Thursday for a merciful final judgment for Cardinal Bernard Law, presiding over the funeral rites for a man who epitomized the Catholic Church's failure to protect children from pedophile priests and its arrogance in safeguarding its own reputation at all costs.
The funeral of Cardinal Bernard Law, who resigned as Archbishop of Boston 15 years ago after covering up years of sexual abuse of children by priests, was held in the Vatican on Thursday without a mention of what led to his downfall. About 200 people attended the funeral Mass in a chapel in the...
VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - The funeral of Cardinal Bernard Law, who resigned as Archbishop of Boston 15 years ago after covering up years of sexual abuse of children by priests, was held in the Vatican on Thursday without a mention of what led to his downfall.
Pope Francis is set to preside over the final rites in the funeral for Cardinal Bernard Law, symbol of the Catholic Church’s failure to protect children from pedophile priests and its arrogance in safeguarding its reputation at all costs.
Pope Francis is set to offer a “final commendation” Thursday at the Rome funeral of Cardinal Bernard Law, even as Law’s critics recalled him as the disgraced archbishop of Boston in the United States who covered up the actions of pedophile priests....
Victims of abuse by Catholic priests in the Boston archdiocese say they are still angry that Cardinal Bernard F. Law was never brought to justice for his role in the church’s cover-up.
James Carroll recalls the legacy of Cardinal Bernard Law, who became a symbol of the Catholic hierarchy’s failure to reckon with the sex-abuse crisis. Law died, in Rome, on December 20, 2017.
Cardinal Bernard Law became a symbol of the Roman Catholic Church’s widespread failure to protect children as he presided over a cover-up of sexual abuse by priests in Boston’s archdiocese. A global reckoning in the church is still happening today, 15 years after he resigned as archbishop.
Bernard Law, the embattled former Boston cardinal whose legacy amid the clergy sex abuse scandal ushered in a painful era for the Roman Catholic Church, has died in Rome at the age of 86, according to media reports.
Several people who describe themselves as survivors of sexual abuse by Catholic priests, and a Boston lawyer, blasted the late Cardinal Bernard Law, who died Wednesday, saying he shielded clergy members in the recent Church abuse scandal. (Dec. 20)
Pope Francis paid his respects to the late US Cardinal Bernard Law on Wednesday, without mentioning the sex abuse scandal that forced the once-influential church figure to resign, an omission bound to rile victim associations. "I raise prayers for the repose of his soul," Francis said in a telegram after Law, 86, died in Rome. Show More Summary
Vatican officials say that Cardinal Bernard Law, a former archbishop who became a symbol of the Catholic Church's sex abuse scandals, died on Wednesday at 86 years old. As you may remember, he resigned amid a public uproar after The Boston Globe's Spotlight team exposed his involvement in the church's sexual abuse of children. The paper's [...]
Cardinal Bernard Law, the disgraced former archbishop of Boston who failed to stop child molesters in the priesthood, has died "following a long illness," the Vatican announced Wednesday. He was 86. Read moreis | Linking Blogs | Comments
The death of Cardinal Bernard Law, the disgraced former Boston archbishop whose repeated and widespread covering-up of pedophile priests was the subject of the 2015 movie Spotlight, has brought a comment from that film’s star Mark Ruffalo. “One...Show More Summary
Without institutions, where would we be? But they are all corrupt, potentially if not actually, in part if not in whole. The Roman Catholic Church is no exception despite its claim to divine sanction and guidance. Bernard Law died yesterday...
Cardinal Bernard Law -- the disgraced Boston archbishop at the helm during the Catholic church's sex abuse scandal and prominently featured in the Oscar-winning movie "Spotlight" -- is dead. The Vatican made a one-sentence announcement, "Cardinal…
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