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Catholic Church / Sex Abuse / Priests / Boston, MA / Flynn, Groome Interview #699890

CNN Evening News for Thursday, Apr 11, 2002
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(Studio: Aaron Brown) Report introduced.

(Boston: Frank Buckley) The newest shocking case of sex abuse by Catholic priests examined; details given of the lawsuit brought by the parents of James Francis, who was molested by Father Ronald Paquin. [Plaintiff's attorney Jeffrey NEWMAN - says this priest should be have been taken out of action.] [Boston College professor Thomas GROOME - comments on the embarrassment.] [Catholic Charities president Joseph DOOLIE - says some donors won't now give to Catholic charities.] The position of Cardinal Bernard Law reiterated.

(Studio: Aaron Brown) "Boston Herald" cartoon about Law shown. Live interview held with former ambassador to the Vatican Raymond Flynn and Groome about the crisis in the Catholic church. [FLYNN - says no winners are coming out of this situation, but there is no crisis of faith in the church; defends keeping Law in place to make structural changes in the church.] [GROOME - says he cannot imagine just moving on with Law as leader of the archdiocese of Boston.]

Brown, Aaron;
Buckley, Frank

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