February 08, 2005

The Shanley case

Boston Globe

February 8, 2005

1985 Then-Rev. Paul Shanley is appointed pastor of St. Jean's parish in Newton by Cardinal Bernard F. Law.
Mid to late 1980s A Newton woman says she twice confronted Law with an accusation that Shanley tried to molest a teenage boy.
January 1990 Shanley leaves for a sabbatical in California, surfacing at St. Ann Parish in San Bernardino.
1993 Shanley is recalled to Boston when several alleged victims make abuse claims against him.
1993-94 During treatment at the Institute of Living in Hartford, Shanley admits to having had sex with teenage boys.

Posted by kshaw at February 8, 2005 07:52 AM