Boston Catholics Seek End of 'Annus Horribilis' The year 2002 won't end soon enough for the Roman Catholic Church in Boston, after sex-abuse scandals involving priests and the resignation of Cardinal Bernard Law. Church attendance around the Boston archdiocese is down 15 to 20 percent. NPR's Tovia Smith reports.
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Boston Catholics Seek End of 'Annus Horribilis'

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Boston Catholics Seek End of 'Annus Horribilis'

Boston Catholics Seek End of 'Annus Horribilis'

Boston Catholics Seek End of 'Annus Horribilis'

Only Available in Archive Formats.

The year 2002 won't end soon enough for the Roman Catholic Church in Boston, after sex-abuse scandals involving priests and the resignation of Cardinal Bernard Law. Church attendance around the Boston archdiocese is down 15 to 20 percent. NPR's Tovia Smith reports.