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Globe coverage of the scandal has been divided into nine categories:

Bernard Law in Boston
New archbishop Made a cardinal A powerful figure Tradition, change Shadow of abuse

May 14, 1992
Sexual abuse by priests is a 'betrayal,' 'rare,' Law says

May 24
Law criticizes coverage of James Porter case

May 29
Cardinal Law says he deplores abuse by priests

September 25, 1992
Cardinal calls sex abuse by priests an 'evil act'

November 12
Policy, board promised for abuse cases tied to clergy

January 3, 1994
Cardinal says those abused by clergy should seek help


 Confronting abuse 
Beginning with the breaking of the Rev. James Porter molestation case in 1992, the demand for public recognition of clergy sexual abuse in the Boston Archdiocese became an issue that hounded Law.


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