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“I hope the gates of Hell are swinging wide open to welcome him,” abuse survivor Alexa MacPherson said after learning of Cardinal Bernard F. Law’s death.

‘The last judgment is at hand’: Survivors speak after Law’s death

For victims of clergy sex abuse and their advocates, Cardinal Bernard Law was a powerful man whose lasting legacy is one of pain.

Alex Beam

Danger! Writers at work

The time when the writer was dangerous has not yet passed, and let’s hope it never will.

Phil Saviano, a victim of clergy sex abuse, reacted to news of the death of Cardinal Bernard Law.


An honor for the dead that slights the living

The Vatican’s reaction to the death of the disgraced Cardinal Bernard Law risks deepening the pain for survivors of the clergy sex abuse scandal in Boston.

Cardinal Bernard Law in an undated photo from the 1960s.

Key events in the life of Cardinal Bernard Law

The former archbishop of Boston has died in Rome.

10-18-02 Newton MA. Cardinal Bernard Law addressed questions Friday concerning the zero tolerance ruling by the Vatican. Law said he believes there is no canon law barrier to anything being done in the archdiocese to address the needs of viictims and the due process concerns of priests. The press conference was held at the Creagh Research Library,Newton MA. -- Library Tag 10192002 National-Foreign BOSTON GLOBE SPOTLIGHT SERIES: CHILD SEX ABUSE SCANDAL IN THE CATHOLIC CHURCH. catholicsexscandal


Photos: Cardinal Bernard Law’s years in Boston, and beyond

Law served as archbishop here from 1984 to 2003, a reign that ended in ignominy.

Cardinal Bernard F. Law greeted colleagues in 2006 in Rome.

Cardinal Bernard Law, 86; left Boston in wake of clergy abuse scandal

The cardinal’s 19-year tenure as head of the Archdiocese of Boston ended after a Globe Spotlight report revealed he failed to remove sexually abusive priests from the ministry, setting off a scandal that reached around the world.

Former Boston archdiocese spokesman to become bishop of Burlington, Vt.

The Rev. Christopher J. Coyne, the auxiliary bishop of Indianapolis, was appointed by Pope Francis Monday to be the next bishop of the Diocese of Burlington, Vt.


A vote for pope, an insult to abuse victims

One way the Catholic Church can make a break from an ugly past would be to keep Cardinal Roger Mahony from participating in the new pope’s election.

Reports link Law to crackdown on nuns

Three Catholic publications are reporting that Cardinal Bernard F. Law played a key role in the decision to tighten its grip on the country’s largest association of Catholic nuns.

Kevin Cullen

Survivor faces abuse to reclaim his life

It’s been 10 years since the story of the cover-up of sexual abuse by priests exploded in Boston. For most, it’s just a story. But for Joe Crowley, it’s his story.

10 years after abuse crisis, O’Malley dealing with effects

A decade after revelations of clergy sex abuse rocked the Archdiocese of Boston, survivors still come to Cardinal Sean O’Malley in search of healing.

Vatican appoints N.Y. bishop to head N.H. diocese

An auxiliary bishop from New York’s Long Island was introduced yesterday as the Vatican’s choice to lead New Hampshire’s 285,000 Roman Catholics.