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Friday, November 3, 2006

Sermons of progressive priest on display at Boston College

NEWTON

The Rev. Robert W. Bullock, a Newton native, stood up for what he believed in. He called for the resignation of Cardinal Bernard F. Law during the priest sex abuse scandal. He backed priests who took a stance against the war in Vietnam. And he delved deeply into the roots of Christian anti-Semitism long before such questioning became popular.

This week, the college opened an archive of Bullock's sermons, articles and photographs, the Globe reports today.

"He believed in moral clarity," said Margot Stern Strom, founder of "Facing History and Ourselves," a tolerance education program in which Bullock played a major role.

"He gave redefinition to ethics and morality and held himself to a very high standard."

-- Erica Tochin

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