April 12, 2005

Locals incensed as Law re-emerges

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By Peter Reuell / Daily News Staff
Tuesday, April 12, 2005

When he resigned as head of the Archdiocese of Boston in late 2002, many Catholics like Darrell Simpson were glad to see Cardinal Bernard Law go.

For many, Law had become a divisive symbol of the clergy sex abuse crisis, and the efforts of church officials to keep the scandal under wraps.

That is why Simpson and other advocates were upset yesterday to see Law again move to the forefront of the church with the celebration of one of a handful of mourning Masses for Pope John Paul II.

"It's a painful reminder," Simpson said yesterday. "Here's a guy who was protecting a lot of priests...passing them from parish to parish without even letting pastors know about it, and now it seems like Rome is doing the same thing to him."

Posted by kshaw at April 12, 2005 07:30 AM