Vocal critic of abuse by clergy found dead

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by wdlove, Feb 24, 2004.

  1. wdlove macrumors P6


    Oct 20, 2002
    Patrick McSorley, a victim of defrocked priest John J. Geoghan who became one of the most visible critics of clergy sexual abuse, was discovered dead early yesterday in a North End apartment, his lawyer said yesterday.

    Boston police would not provide details about McSorley's death, except to say that authorities arrived at the apartment shortly after 1 a.m. yesterday. A close friend said McSorley, 29, occasionally went to the apartment to take drugs owing to a chronic substance-abuse problem that had plagued him for several years.

  2. wdlove thread starter macrumors P6


    Oct 20, 2002
    Another result of Sex Abuse by Catholic Priests

    Archdiocese rebuffs pleas on closings

    Despite personal pleas from the mayor and US Representative Stephen P. Lynch of South Boston, the Catholic Archdiocese of Boston has refused to slow its church-closing process.

    Lynch, who met for 70 minutes with Archbishop Sean P. O'Malley yesterday, said that he raised the possibility of the delay, but that O'Malley declined, saying he "considers these moves necessary to save the church and strengthen the parishes."

    Mayor Thomas M. Menino, who received a similar response during a private meeting with Bishop Richard G. Lennon Thursday, said, "It was very frustrating."

    Just when you thought there was to be separation of Church and State. This possibly could only happen in Massachusetts!


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