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Cardinal Bernard Law died in Rome Dec. 20, 15 years after resigning as archbishop of Boston because of clergy sex abuse and its cover up. Catholics can learn at least three things from his legacy, about power, secrecy and accountability.
A memorial Mass Dec. 9 in Dayton, Ohio, will remember Kristine Ward, a lay Catholic compelled by the Boston Globe's 2002 clergy sex abuse investigations to become a prominent advocate for survivors.
Several progressive Catholic groups are launching DeaconChat, aimed at giving lay Catholics and clergy across the U.S. a direct say on whether the church should ordain women deacons.
SNAP charged that Bishop Joseph Tyson had "done virtually nothing to undo the damage" done by past clerical sex abusers in the Yakima diocese.