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In Boston, Irish-Americans Catholics angrily confront church
BOSTON - Jack Connors Jr., a prominent Roman Catholic businessman and once one of Cardinal Bernard F. Law's closest advisors, now sits outside the prelate's dwindling inner circle, unable to bring himself to dispense advice as he bristles with anger over the clergy sexual abuse crisis.
Connors publicly blamed Law for having a ''tin ear'' for others' opinions. He defied the cardinal's ban on contributions to Voice of the Faithful, the laity-led reform group. And, in a speech at his alma mater, Boston College, he accused the church hierarchy of abusing its power through intimidation and silencing.
The breaking point came after Law called Connors seeking advice just before news of the first major abuse case broke here in January. Connors recommended a policy of full disclosure. When he asked if there were any more suspected pedophile priests, Law replied that there might be one or two.
"Most were unlikely to question the delivered wisdom of the church." Sounds like blind leading the blind, and I believe nothing has changed from personal experience. Acts 17:11 ..and these were more noble than those in Thessalonica, they received the word with all readiness of mind, every day examining the Writings whether those things were so;.. Examining being one of the keywords.