U.S. lay group may join…

U.S. lay group may join Boston church revolt

A Roman Catholic lay group will formally decide Wednesday whether to join priests’ calls for Cardinal Bernard Law to resign, possibly deepening a revolt in the Archdiocese of Boston.

Voice of the Faithful, which claims more than 25,000 mainstream practicing Catholics as members, will take up the issue of Law’s future at a meeting of its executive council Wednesday evening in the Boston suburb of West Newton, Massachusetts.

Catholic theologians and historians have used terms like “revolt” and “rebellion” to describe the situation in the archdiocese after a letter was delivered to Law’s residence Monday in which 58 priests asked him to step down.

And now, of course, Cardinal Law is at the Vatican, and recent documents have shown conclusively that the Pope ordered the coverups and the Cardinals followed those orders.

This could, and probably should, rock the Church to its foundations.

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