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March 23
Law's words frame new play

March 2
Wary Catholics return to church

January 25, 2004
Churches report attendance up

January 4, 2004
Dot parish struggles to survive

December 28
Hudson fill-in priest welcomed

December 12
Law prays daily for diocese

November 22
Assignment for Law expected

November 20
Policies on VOTF reconsidered

September 19
Crisis issues in church's future

September 18
Meeting ban at parish is lifted

August 4
O'Malley given warm welcome

August 1
Lawmakers see shades of gray

July 31
An angry protest, and prayers
Voices of protest and support
Three in crowd bound in hope
At BC, optimistic students watch

July 29
Lay group to engage O'Malley

July 24
Many outraged after AG's report

July 21
Law to skip bishop installation

July 18
O'Malley invites Law, victims

July 11
Bishops seek private opinions

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Spotlight Report

Statement by US Sen. Edward M. Kennedy

12/13/02

At this time of great turmoil in our church, the Cardinalís decision to resign was the right thing to do for the victims, their families, the church and the whole of the Catholic community. The Cardinalís decision will allow the church and the people of Boston to have the long awaited relief that will allow us to begin to heal our wounds as we ask for the blessing of closure. Real closure is far off for the victims, their families and all that are hurt by the terrible pain of this ordeal, but today is a first step toward a new dawn in our hearts and in our church.


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