Bernard Law was the face of a dysfunctional Catholic Church
By Alfred P. Doblin, NorthJersey opinion, December 22, 2017, USA Today Network
Law became the face of this institutional evil, and his legacy will remain solely that, for generations to come.
There was a time when “men of the cloth” were revered. To have a priest in the family was a sign of pride for many a Catholic parent. Priests were good men, focused on helping others.
Then there was the time of Boston Cardinal Bernard Law. And nothing would be the same again.
In fairness to Law, who died Wednesday in Rome at age 86, he was not the only prelate who enabled predator priests to destroy the lives of . . .