Monday, April 08, 2002

I can't imagine how Cardinal Law will survive these latest revelations that are breaking news today Boston Globe of a priest who had a very long and sordid history of abusing young men:

Later, in 1997, Law drafted a letter to then-New York Cardinal John O'Connor supporting Shanley's effort to be named director of Leo House, a Catholic-affiliated New York City hostel even though "some controversy" had followed Shanley to New York. "If you do decide to allow Father Shanley to accept this position, I would not object," Law wrote.

The letter was never sent because O'Connor said he would not approve Shanley's appointment, according to other church documents.

1997 is pretty late in the game for this to be still going on. It is good to see that Cardinal O'Connor didn't accept him.