NEWS FEATURE: Boston Archdiocese Averted the Bankruptcy that Portland Later Sought

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c. 2004 Religion News Service BOSTON _ By December 2002, the threat of priest-abuse claims had forced the Archdiocese of Boston into financial straits that seemed so desperate its leaders saw just one way out: seeking protection in federal bankruptcy court. Cardinal Bernard Law, then head of the archdiocese, received grudging permission from the Vatican […]

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