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

Archive of coverage

October 2002

October 1
Bishop bans group from meetings at parish

October 2
For church counselor, a 'heartbreaking' job

October 4
17 more allege abuse by Geoghan, file suit
Catholic group fights bishop over banning from church
Globe Editorial: Catholic Charities lends a helping hand

October 5
Keating questions banning of lay group
Archdiocese to put focus on prevention

October 6
Eileen McNamara: Reviewing past lessons on abuse
Bella English: Bring democracy to the church

October 7
Cardinal Law praised for role at pro-life rally

October 8
Church panel calls for sexual abuse registry

October 11
Group and Law seen at odds on donations
Some specialists see problems in bishops' policy
Diocese of N.H. reaches settlement on 16 abuse claims

October 12
Court grants convicted priest a new trial
Tension grows in Shanley case
Faith takes a seat at bargaining table

October 13
Citing Vatican II, laity seeks change
Law relaxes ban on lay group's meetings
Churches vote to back role of laity

October 14
Newspaper to challenge church subpoena

October 15
Accused priests pose dilemma for church
Waltham priest faces 20-year-old abuse charge

October 16
Lay group offers funds to cardinal, on condition

October 17
Concerned priests try to rediscover their voice
Archdiocese loses appeal to keep documents secret
Three former Charlestown altar boys allege sex abuse

October 18
Op-Ed: US Catholics need answers on sex abuse

October 19
Bishops hopeful on abuse policy compromise
Attorney general says state law takes precedence
Bishops' proposed policy is flawed, priests say
Law confident policy of Boston Archdiocese will endure
Specialists say changes in canon law may follow

October 20
Focus of scandal shifts to rights of accused priests
Amid disappointment, hopes for compromise with Vatican
Globe Editorial: The Vatican's intervention

October 21
N.H. near decision on charges against diocese
Antigay picketers, church protesters clash in Boston

October 22
James Carroll: Redefining the 'bad Catholic'

October 24
Skeptics sit on panel for clergy abuse policy
Law said to soften his stance toward lay group

October 26
Holy Cross speech by church critic is canceled

October 29
Bishop Daily testifies of regret on Shanley
Full transcript of Bishop Daily's deposition

October 30
In meeting with victims, Law begs for forgiveness
N.H. bishop reportedly coached priest on abuse reply

October 31
Vatican, bishops agree on new abuse rules
Archdiocese reinstates Foster after second probe
Judge warns archdiocese of heavy fines

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