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2002 | WBUR Radio Boston – “The Connection” – Boston Catholic Sex Abuse Crisis Deepens with Release of 70 Names

In Radio and Web Reports by PhilSaviano

FEBRUARY 2002 | “The laws of God, the Laws of Man, and the Catholic Church’s Toughest Confession.” Dick Gordon hosts Boston’s NPR Radio program, “The Connection,” a few days after Cardinal Law releases a list of 70 names of priests alleged to have committed child sex abuse. Guests include Thomas Groome, a laicized priest and professor of Theology at Boston College; Jason Berry, a New Orleans journalist who gives the history of Thomas Doyle’s 1985 report to bishops on clergy abuse; Roderick MacLeish, a Boston attorney who discusses the legal liability of Cardinal Law, and the impact of Massachusetts’ weak laws on the possibility of prosecution of Law and his bishops. Boston area clergy abuse survivor Bill Gately phone in to talk about the ways in which he has come to terms with both his abuse experience, and with his abuser.