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Globe coverage of the scandal has been divided into nine categories:

Archive of coverage

January 2002

January 6
Spotlight: Church allowed abuse by priest for years
A revered guest; a family left in shreds

January 7
Spotlight: Geoghan preferred poorer children
In 1985, Law had report on repeat abusers
Geoghan's troubled history

January 8
James Carroll: Priests' victims victimized twice

January 9
Globe Editorial: A shepherd and his flock

January 10
Law apologizes for assignment of Geoghan
Analysis: Actions follow an established course
Remarks seen as positive step for church
Alleged sexual abuse victims relieved, skeptical
Attorney in lawsuits planning to depose cardinal
Adrian Walker: The cardinal as penitent
Globe Editorial: Zero tolerance on abuse

January 13
After sex abuse scandals, many priests tread warily

January 14
Spotlight: Geoghan shifted real estate to trust
Many clergy opt not to discuss Geoghan

January 15
Slow start for Geoghan trial

January 16
Doctors who OK'd Geoghan lacked expertise
Priest is accused of raping girl
Derrick Z. Jackson: Cardinal Law should resign

January 17
AG wants church to report past sex abuse
Man testifies Geoghan fondled him

January 18
Jurors hold fate of former priest
Derrick Z. Jackson: Why won't Law back disclosure?

January 19
Geoghan found guilty of sexual abuse
Next trial is set for February
Judge denies delay for church papers

January 20
Geoghan's alleged victims set hopes on his next trial

January 21
Catholics welcome new resolve on clergy sex abuse

January 22
James Carroll: People of the church must take it back

January 23
Senate agrees to widen abuse bill
Cardinal mandates 30 percent budget cuts

January 24
Spotlight: Documents show church supported priest
Officials avoided confronting priest
Cardinal Law says he won't quit over scandal
Letters exhibit gentle approach toward priest
Measure would require clergy to report abuses
Memos offer split view of priest

January 25
Police probed priest on sex abuse as early as 1986
Diocese will report ex-priests
In letters, Geoghan showed self in denial
'Appropriate' steps promised
Excerpts from Cardinal Law's news conference
Brian McGrory: The apologies aren't enough
Globe Editorial: Cardinal Law's response
Derrick Z. Jackson: Kindest regards for an errant priest

January 26
Spotlight: Priest says he, too, molested boys
Accusers' accounts tell of abuse and its scars

January 27
Scandal shakes Catholic laity, theologians
Archdiocese said to have been told about Reardon
Law visits Geoghan parish
Eileen McNamara: Church ills run deep

January 28
Church settled 6 suits vs. priest
Cardinal tries to allay parishioners' fear, anger
Archdiocese sped retirement process

January 29
Jurors defend Geoghan decision
Abuse bill would make supervisors liable
Text of Cardinal Bernard F. Law's open letter
Joan Vennochi: Archbishop in name only

January 31
Scores of priests involved in sex abuse cases
Well-liked 'street priest' preyed upon boys
Asked to help prevent new victims, he now feels bitter
Priest says church sought to cover up suit against him
Church releases names of accused priests

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