"Glad to meet you — and I'm a fan of your blog!"

That’s what I said to the guy below: Boston’s Cardinal Sean O’Malley, who dropped by our offices today to say hello. He seemed flattered.  But for some reason, he didn’t mention “The Deacon’s Bench.” Photo by Erin Edwards, CNEWA Speaking of the good Cardinal’s blog: his latest installment includes a nice photo gallery of the [Read More...]

Boston posts list of accused priests

It happened Thursday afternoon.  Details, from the Boston Globe. Nearly 10 years after a worldwide clergy sexual abuse crisis erupted in the Boston Archdiocese, Cardinal Sean P. O’Malley today released a long-awaited roster of 159 archdiocesan clerics who have been accused of sexually abusing children. But O’Malley’s action was immediately criticized by Attorney General Martha [Read More...]

Some church protestors refusing to give up — or leave

They got some unwelcome news this week from the Vatican, but holdouts in Massachusetts are continuing to hold out, and hold on. From the Boston Globe: When the news came this week that Pope Benedict XVI had rejected the last-ditch appeal of a group of former parishioners to reopen nine churches closed in 2003 and [Read More...]


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