Posts Tagged ‘Cardinal Law’

Newspaper inquiry into clergy abuse set for big screen

Friday, July 31st, 2015

A new movie about a media investigation into child abuse in the Catholic Church in Boston is said to be “gunning for [an] Oscar [award]”. The first trailer for the drama “Spotlight”, directed and co-written by Tom McCarthy, has been released. The movie, distributed by Open Road Films, tells the true story behind the Boston Read more

Disgraced former Boston Cardinal Law resigns

Friday, November 25th, 2011

Pope Benedict has accepted the resignation of Cardinal Bernard Law, archpriest of St Mary Major, a prominent Roman basilica. Nine years ago, after the clerical sex abuse scandal forced his resignation at Archbishop of Boston, John Paul II appointed Law as archpriest of one of Rome’s most important churches. Cardinal Law, who turned 80 this Read more

Cardinal Law marks 80th birthday in style

Friday, November 11th, 2011

The 80th birthday of disgraced former Boston Cardinal Bernard Law was a lavish spread in a four-star Italian hotel, where guests rolled up in Vatican Mercedes sedans, reports the Boston Herald. People left the celebration singing the praises of the fallen prelate promoted to his Vatican post of archpriest of the Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore. Read more

WikiLeaks reveals Cardinal Law has role in Vatican-Vietnam relations

Tuesday, September 27th, 2011
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A cable, signed by U.S. Ambassador Miguel Diaz, states that Cardinal Law told the embassy’s deputy mission chief that he discussed bilateral relations and the president’s visit directly with the Vietnamese. The WikiLeaks release of State Department cables revealed that American Cardinal Bernard Law is actively working in Vatican-Vietnam relations.  His “personal involvement” helped confirm Read more