May 14, 2006

O’Malley’s St. Blaise visit to acknowledge sins of clergy abuse

Milford Daily News

By Rick Holland
Sunday, May 14, 2006 - Updated: 02:56 AM EST

BELLINGHAM -- She says she’s old enough to remember being taught that priests were always right, but Jeanne E. Garrior is glad Cardinal Sean O’Malley is coming to Bellingham to acknowledge that the clergy is not infallible.

Late last week, O’Malley announced he will visit Bellingham as one of nine communities "that have experienced an especially painful history of sexual abuse of children by priests," according to a press released issued by the Archdiocese of Boston.

O’Malley will perform a prayer service at St. Blaise parish on June 2 at 7 p.m.

St. Blaise was named the receiving parish for members of Assumption parish in South Bellingham, which was rocked by scandals involving sexual abuse by three of its former priests, Paul Desilets, Robert Morisette and Richard Matte.

Posted by kshaw at May 14, 2006 07:29 AM