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

Archive of coverage

January 2003

January 1
Priest pleads guilty to raping altar boy
Flood of suits on abuse seen in California
Suit charges coverup by Jehovah's Witness group

January 4
Spiritual Life: Examining how and when to forgive

January 9
Bishop McCormack tells of shielding priests
Excerpts from Bishop McCormack's testimony

January 10
Accused priests were often on Law's calendar
15 settle against Jesuits for $5.8m
Diocese of Worcester details abuse payments
Voice of the Faithful presses Lennon to meet

January 13
Bishop Lennon charms parishioners with visit

January 14
Lennon pledges to resolve accused clergy cases
Former vicar of Boston concedes he erred on Shanley
Abuse case lawyers dispute charges against clergymen
Alleged Geoghan victim is denied parole hearing

January 15
Archdiocese knew of lawsuit when it rejected claim
Law details view of complaint on Geoghan
Eileen McNamara: Fault is not Law's alone

January 17
Church lawyers to question victims' therapists
Accused priest discussed leaving order, files show

January 18
National lay panel sets wide review of church
Files include graphic description of boy's alleged rape
Church lawyer argues for dismissal of hundreds of suits
Former Boston priest suspended in Calif. over charge

January 22
Abuse specialists challenge church defense tactic
Judge rebukes Law's lawyer for bid to delay deposition
Church attaches wrong name to sexual abuse charge

January 23
Claim of sexual abuse by monsignor OK'd for trial
Bishops' watchdog to meet with Boston church leaders

January 25
Bishops blocked bankruptcy filing in Boston
Bishops' appointee supports depositions of therapists
Springfield couple charged with extorting priest
Victims' lawyer found to have lied in sworn affidavit

January 26
Spotlight: Bishop sided with priests in abuse cases
Priest lauded by church for 1985 report on sex abuse
Eileen McNamara: A matter of choice

January 27
Protesters aim to force N.H. bishop to step down

January 28
Church's steps on Shanley are detailed

January 29
Law's attorney blasts judge for remarks
Church to disclose records of clergy accused by adults
N.H. bishop offers apology to dozens of alleged victims
Archdiocese to close several more schools this year

January 30
Lennon calls church's financial situation grave
16 priests named for first time in sexual abuse lawsuits
Students mourn closing of all-girls Catholic high school

January 31
Documents reveal McCormack's role in abuse case
Priest details longtime affair with Needham woman

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