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December 28
Hudson fill-in priest welcomed

August 18
Contrasts in O'Malley's area

July 31
'Good priests' moved to tears

July 21
O'Malley seeks prayers in Fla.

July 13
Residence may indicate style

July 6
O'Malley reflects a change

July 3
Bishop cares for immigrants

June 6
Support for same-sex unions

June 5
Priest claims unfair dismissal

May 25
Amid decline, 9 are ordained

May 19
Pastor pushes social services

May 17
Audit noted expense accounts

May 15
Priest who spoke out resigns

April 16
Lennon appeals to priests

March 19
Priest tells parish he's 'sinned'

Earlier stories

Spotlight Report

Following is a list of older stories about priests' reaction to the sexual abuse scandal. More recent stories are listed in the column to the left.

February 28
Priest questions process

February 27
Victim admits mistaken charge

February 24
Wayland priest is reinstated

February 20
Cleared priest returns to parish

February 16
Lennon's rise to the chancery

February 14
Second priest cleared of abuse

January 26, 2003
Priest lauded for abuse report

December 15
Priests cite need for a rebirth
Priests reassessing their roles

December 14
Priests see hope in Law's fall

December 11
More priests ask to sign letter

December 10
58 priests urge Law to resign

December 8
Ministers comforting Catholics

December 7
Priests weigh Law's departure

December 6
Disclosures agonize priests

November 25
Parish welcomes monsignor

November 24
Reinstated priest: 'I am angry'

November 1
Monsignor questions policies

October 31
Archdiocese reinstates Foster

October 20
Focus shifts to priests' rights

October 19
Priests: Bishops' policy flawed

October 17
Priests try to rediscover voice

September 30
Law meets with priests' council

September 25
Legal rights for priests are eyed

September 7
Priest upset by church silence

September 1
Priests' rights at issue in probe
Accused priest speaks out

August 24
Becoming priest amid scandal

August 21
Rights sought for the accused

July 20
Couple fired due to views

July 13
Jailed priest seeks 2d chance

May 17
Accused priest hangs self

May 1
Lowell priest to back appeal

April 30
Pastor rejects drive led by Law

April 23
Pastor calls for Law to resign

April 16
Priest: Image change needed

April 13
Cardinal's task immense

March 25
Bishop denies retaliation

March 24
Globe Magazine: The scourge of celibacy

March 23
Cost cited for speaking out

March 21
Priests who choose to marry

March 17
Clerical tack on domestic abuse

March 16
DA drops Spagnolia case

March 4
Spagnolia vacates St. Patrick

March 2
Spagnolia admits relationship

March 1
Pastor lied about celibacy

February 28
Accused pastor remains calm
Cleric ordered from rectory

February 27
Lowell stands behind priest

February 26
Priest proclaims innocence
Spagnolia a test for church

February 24
Lowell parishioners frustrated

January 14
Many won't discuss Geoghan

January 13
After sex abuse scandals, many priests tread warily


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