News & Press

2002 - 2003 Press Releases

December 2003

Archbishop O’Malley’s address to priests of the archdiocese (12/16/03)

November 2003

Mass. bishops issue statement on same-sex marriage (11/29-30/03)
Statement of Archbishop Sean P. O'Malley, Archbishop of Boston (11/18/03)

October 2003

Talk Archbishop Seán O'Malley gave at the MASSACHUSETTS FAMILY INSTITUTE SUMMIT (10/2/03)

July 2003

Archbishop O'Malley's Installation Homily and Words of Welcome (7/30/03)
The Archdiocese of Boston has received the Attorney General’s report (7/23/03)
Pope John Paul II has named Sean P. O'Malley O.F.M.Cap, Metropolitan Archbishop of Boston (7/1/03)

June 2003

Archdiocese of Boston announces new membership of Review Board (6/26/03)

May 2003

Statement of Bishop Richard Lennon, Apostolic Administrator, Archdiocese of Boston requesting 30 day extension to litigation stand-down (5/22/03)

April 2003

Statement of Bishop Richard Lennon, Apostolic Administrator, Archdiocese of Boston regarding Catholic Charities accepting VOTF funds. (4/8/03)

February 2003

Rev. Edward C. McDonagh Reinstated as Pastor of Saint Ann Parish, West Bridgewater (2/13/03)
Statement of Donna M. Morrissey, Spokeswoman, Archdiocese of Boston, on recent media reports recounting the personal details of allegations of sexual abuse, obtained through court order (2/11/03)
The Archdiocese of Boston Announces the Closure of Three Schools (2/2/03)

January 2003

Statement of Donna M. Morrissey, Spokeswoman, Archdiocese of Boston, concerning Fr. Paul McLaughlin (1/17/03)
Statement Regarding Archdiocese of Boston's First Amendment Appeal (1/17/03)

December 2002

Archdiocese of Boston Serves Motion Citing First Amendment Defense (12/23/02)
Opening Remarks from Bishop Lennon's Press Conference (12/18/02)
Statement of Bishop Walter Edyvean, Vicar General and Moderator of the Curia Concerning VOTF donation to Catholic Charities (12/17/02)
Cardinal Law resigns; Bishop Lennon appointed administrator of Boston Archdiocese (Cardinal Law's statement ) (Bishop Lennon's statement )(12/13/02)
Statement Regarding the Finance Council Meeting (12/4/02)
Letter from the Cardinal on a special period of prayer (12/3/02)

November 2002

Statement of Donna M. Morrissey, Spokeswoman, Archdiocese of Boston on Cardinal Law's meeting with Voice of the Faithful (11/26/02)
Statement of Donna M. Morrissey, Spokeswoman, Archdiocese of Boston Earlier today reports in the media reflected that a decision had been made to institute formal legal action against certain insurance carriers of the Archdiocese of Boston. These reports were totally inaccurate.  (11/17/02)
Statement of His Eminence Bernard Cardinal Law - Cathedral of the Holy Cross (11/3/02)

October 2002

Statement of His Eminence Bernard Cardinal Law on the story in the Boston Herald (10/31/02)
Statement of Donna M. Morrissey, Spokeswoman, Archdiocese of Boston on the Reinstatement of Msgr. Foster (10/31/02)
Public Statement of Reverend Monsignor Michael Smith Foster upon Reinstatement (10/30/02)
Statement of Donna M. Morrissey, Spokeswoman, Archdiocese of Boston on meeting between Bishop Edyvean and Voice of the Faithful (10/29/02)
Statement of Bernard Cardinal Law on the Vatican's Response the USCCB Charter (10/18/02)
Statement of Donna M. Morrissey, Spokeswoman, Archdiocese of Boston Concerning Fr. Jacques (10/14/02)
Statement of His Eminence, Bernard Cardinal Law on the Final Report of the Cardinal's Commission
(final report in PDF format)
 (10/7/02)

September 2002

Statement of His Eminence, Bernard Cardinal Law, Archbishop of Boston On the Possible Janitors’ Strike (9/29/02)
Statement of David W. Smith, Chancellor, Archdiocese of Boston (9/27/02)
Jewish and Catholic Leaders attend Dedication of Yom Hashoah Menorah to advance Interreligious Relations and Stimulate Holocaust Study Programs (9/9/02)
His Eminence Cardinal Law celebrates Mass with Priests and Deacons of the Archdiocese joined by members of the faithful for those lives lost on September 11, 2001 (9/9/02)
Statement of Donna M. Morrissey, Spokeswoman, Archdiocese of Boston (9/9/02)

August 2002

Statement of Donna M. Morrissey, Spokeswoman, Archdiocese of Boston Concerning Fr. William L. Butler (8/27/02)
Statement of Donna M. Morrissey, Spokeswoman, Archdiocese of Boston Concerning a non-clergy employee of St. Thomas Aquinas Parish in Bridgewater (8/27/02)
Statement of Donna M. Morrissey, Spokeswoman, Archdiocese of Boston Concerning Father Paul J. Bolduc (8/27/02)
Statement of Donna M. Morrissey, Spokeswoman, Archdiocese of Boston Concerning Father Robert V. Gale (8/27/02)
Statement of Donna M. Morrissey, Spokeswoman, Archdiocese of Boston Concerning Father Rebeiro (8/10/02)
Statement of Donna M. Morrissey, Spokeswoman, Archdiocese of Boston Concerning Father Hurley (8/8/02)
Statement of Donna M. Morrissey, Spokeswoman, Archdiocese of Boston Concerning Fr. Curran (8/3/02)
Statement of David W. Smith, Chancellor, Archdiocese of Boston (8/2/02)

July 2002

Statement of Reverend Christopher J. Coyne, Spokesman, Archdiocese of Boston Concerning Fr. LaVoie (7/25/02)
Statement of Donna M. Morrissey, Spokeswoman, Archdiocese of Boston on Voice of the Faithful Collections (7/22/02)
Statement of Donna M. Morrissey, Spokeswoman, Archdiocese of Boston Concerning Father Robert P. Beale (7/17/02)
Statement of Donna M. Morrissey, Spokeswoman, Archdiocese of Boston July 15, 2002 in response to a letter from Assistant Attorney General Alice Moore (7/15/02)

June 2002

Statement of Donna M. Morrissey, Spokeswoman, Archdiocese of Boston (6/28/02)
Archdiocese of Boston Adopts fiscal year 2003 Budget (6/27/02)
Statement of Donna M. Morrissey, Spokeswoman, Archdiocese of Boston Concerning Fr. Nyhan (6/26/02)
Statement of Donna M. Morrissey, Spokeswoman, Archdiocese of Boston Concerning Fr. Bourgault (6/26/02)
Statement of His Eminence Bernard Cardinal Law, Archbishop of Boston concerning new charges against Fr. Paul Shanley (6/20/02)
Statement of Donna M. Morrissey, Spokeswoman, Archdiocese of Boston concerning settlement talks. (6/19/02)
An open letter from the members of the Cardinal’s Commission to the victims and survivors of clerical sexual abuse, to members of the Catholic community of faith, and to the people of Boston - Draft Recommendations for Policies for the Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse and Response to Allegations of Sexual Misconduct (6/7/02)

May 2002

Statement of Donna M. Morrissey, Spokeswoman, Archdiocese of Boston on Fr. Lyons (5/31/02)
Letter from Bishop Edyvean on Mandated Reporting  (5/28/02)
Cardinal Law's letter to the Archdiocese of Boston  (5/19/02)
Statement of Donna M. Morrissey regarding the Hellenic College Commencement  (5/17/02)
Statement of Donna M. Morrissey regarding the Cardinal's Commission for the Protection of Children  (5/17/02)
Statement of His Eminence Cardinal Law on Reverend Monsignor Peter Conley  (5/14/02)
Statement of Donna M. Morrissey, Spokeswoman, Archdiocese of Boston  (5/8/02)
Statement of David W. Smith, Chancellor, Archdiocese of Boston  (5/3/02)
Statement of Donna M. Morrissey, Spokeswoman, Archdiocese of Boston on Fr. Paul Shanley's arrest. (5/2/02)

April 2002

Statement of Father L. Capone, Pastor of St. Michael Parish, Lowell, MA  (4/30/02)
Statement of Donna M. Morrissey, Spokeswoman, Archdiocese of Boston  (4/26/02)
Pope´s Address to U.S. Cardinals and Bishops at Vatican (from zenit,org) (4/23/02)
Statement of Cardinal Law on the meeting of the US Cardinals with the Pope (4/21/02)
The Church Under Fire -- How Much Is Fair? Sex-Abuse Scandals Give Rise to Distorted Attacks (from zenit.org) 
Letter to Priests from the Cardinal  (4/12/02)

March 2002

Statement of Cardinal Law regarding the letter released from The Holy Father (3/21/02)
Statement of Donna M. Morrissey, Spokeswoman, Archdiocese of Boston concerning Reverend Monsignor Frederick Ryan (3/21/02)

January 2002

Statement of Donna M. Morrissey, Spokeswoman, Archdiocese of Boston  (1/30/02)
on reporting to the appropriate law enforcement authorities within the Commonwealth the names of priests against whom there have been allegations involving the sexual abuse of children dating back over the past forty years.
Letter from the Cardinal  (1/26/02)
Statement of Donna M. Morrissey, Spokeswoman for the Archdiocese of Boston  (1/15/02)
concerning charges made against Reverend Kelvin E. Iguabita
Cardinal Law's Statement On the Issue Of Sexual Abuse Of Minors By Clergy  (1/10/02)