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October 20, 2002 | From Associated Press
A church leader known for combating sexual abuse by clergy was installed Saturday as bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Palm Beach, where two predecessors resigned amid scandals. Sean Patrick O'Malley was installed before more than 1,800 people, including 200 clergy members, 14 bishops and the papal nuncio, the Vatican's top representative in the United States. "To those who are upset with the church, I say don't forget the whole picture," O'Malley said during the service.
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July 1, 2003 | Elizabeth Mehren, Times Staff Writer
BOSTON -- Bishop Sean Patrick O'Malley, a popular figure who served as head of troubled Roman Catholic dioceses in Massachusetts and Florida, is expected to be appointed archbishop of Boston, an independent Catholic newspaper reported Monday. The 59-year-old Capuchin Franciscan could be named as early as today, according to a story by the National Catholic Reporter's Vatican correspondent.
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July 1, 2003 | Elizabeth Mehren, Times Staff Writer
BOSTON -- Bishop Sean Patrick O'Malley, a popular figure who served as head of troubled Roman Catholic dioceses in Massachusetts and Florida, is expected to be appointed archbishop of Boston, an independent Catholic newspaper reported Monday. The 59-year-old Capuchin Franciscan could be named as early as today, according to a story by the National Catholic Reporter's Vatican correspondent.
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October 20, 2002 | From Associated Press
A church leader known for combating sexual abuse by clergy was installed Saturday as bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Palm Beach, where two predecessors resigned amid scandals. Sean Patrick O'Malley was installed before more than 1,800 people, including 200 clergy members, 14 bishops and the papal nuncio, the Vatican's top representative in the United States. "To those who are upset with the church, I say don't forget the whole picture," O'Malley said during the service.
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November 7, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
The Archdiocese of Boston is expected to make more than $90 million through the sale of church property as part of a plan to deal with financial struggles blamed on the clergy sex abuse crisis, a published report said. Most of the revenue comes from the liquidation of churches that have been merged or closed under Archbishop Sean Patrick O'Malley's reconfiguration plan.
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May 26, 2004 | From Associated Press
The weight of a priest shortage, shrinking collections and the clergy sex abuse scandal combined to force Boston's archbishop to announce Tuesday that his Roman Catholic archdiocese will lose 65 parishes by year's end. The archdiocese, the nation's fourth largest with more than 2 million Catholics, now has 357 parishes. "Today is not an easy day for the people of the Archdiocese of Boston," Archbishop Sean Patrick O'Malley said.
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December 26, 2004 | From Associated Press
Police arrested two parishioners who attempted a vigil to keep the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston from closing their 114-year-old parish, one of 83 churches due to be shut down or consolidated by year's end. Anne Green said she and Leo Ryan were handcuffed Christmas Eve at Sacred Heart Church, placed in a cruiser and driven to Natick police headquarters, where they were booked on trespassing charges and briefly jailed.
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December 15, 2004 | From Associated Press
After months of resistance and round-the-clock vigils at several churches, archdiocese officials Tuesday reversed a decision to close one parish, and will reevaluate four other planned closings. Archbishop Sean Patrick O'Malley's decision to shutter or consolidate 83 churches by year's end came in response to declining attendance, a shortage of priests and financial pressure caused in part by the clergy sex abuse crisis.
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August 16, 2004 | Elizabeth Mehren, Times Staff Writer
Undeterred by bad weather caused by Hurricane Charley, about 1,000 Catholics from 82 parishes scheduled for closing gathered Sunday on Boston Common for a rare outdoor Mass. Heavy rain and fierce winds let up before the beginning of the service, organized by the lay group Voice of the Faithful. "This is a sign that God is with us," said Mary Giorgio, 91. "We've been praying hard to make sure that the weather cooperated." Giorgio traveled to Boston from suburban Dedham, Mass.
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April 13, 2013 | By Tom Kington
ROME -- Pope Francis launched a long-awaited cleanup of the Vatican by announcing a task force Saturday made up of eight high-ranking cardinals, including one American, who will determine how best to reform the much-criticized Curia, or Vatican administration. The new panel, comprising senior prelates from five continents, will meet for the first time in early October. Only one serving Vatican official has been named to the body. The Vatican's sluggish and dysfunctional bureaucracy has been blamed for a number of gaffes that plagued the papacy of Francis' predecessor, Pope Benedict XVI, who announced his resignation as head of the Roman Catholic Church in February.
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April 21, 2004 | Elizabeth Mehren, Times Staff Writer
As part of its plan to pay off settlement costs from the clerical sexual abuse scandal, the Roman Catholic archdiocese here announced Tuesday that Boston College would purchase a 43-acre parcel of church land for $99.4 million. The archdiocese's so-called Brighton campus includes the mansion once occupied by Cardinal Bernard Law and other Boston archbishops. Law's successor, Archbishop Sean Patrick O'Malley, lives in a modest apartment adjacent to Boston's main cathedral.
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July 22, 2003 | Elizabeth Mehren, Times Staff Writer
Retired priest Paul Shanley procured underage sex partners for other men in exchange for money and raped young male parishioners who came to him for counseling, according to allegations contained in court documents filed Monday. The allegations were included in more than 300 pages of motions filed by attorneys representing Gregory Ford, 23, and his parents, Paula and Rodney Ford, in a civil suit against Cardinal Bernard Law and the Archdiocese of Boston.
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