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Cardinal Bernard Law, archbishop of Boston during clergy abuse crisis, dies at 86

Statement from Voice of the Faithful:

We pray for the family and friends of Cardinal Law, whose coverup of clergy sexual abuse was one of the greatest scandals of the Catholic Church. The child sex abuse and coverup, once revealed, pried open many other coverups and failures of the Catholic Church hierarchy. His passing also reminds us that so many of those damaged by the abuse and its coverup have yet to experience healing. We hope, particularly during this season of Advent, that we will see stronger support for that healing from the Church in the near future.

Here are notices published elsewhere regarding the death of Cardinal Law:

Boston Pilot (diocesan newspaper)

The Boston Globe has several stories in addition to the initial report

Column by Kevin Cullen: "an an enabler of abuse"

Comments by an attorney for survivors

Column by Joan Vennochi

National Catholic Reporter

New York Times