Law Considered Quitting Over Scandal, He Says
Cardinal Bernard Law said he had considered resigning over the Roman Catholic church’s sexual abuse scandal, but felt it was his duty to stay on and help fix the damage.
Law, who came under intense criticism since the scandal erupted in Boston in January for allegedly failing to remove sexually abusive priests, addressed hundreds of Boston Archdiocese priests for the second day.
Law said that, after a meeting in April with Pope John Paul II, he raised the possibility of resigning but came away determined to stay on and repair the damage to the archdiocese.
Law met with about 400 priests at St. Camillus in Arlington. He met with about 300 priests in Medway on Tuesday.