I’m not a regular GD denizen but I’m not finding any SDMB discussion of this subject yet, so I want to bring it up.
First we have the Boston Herald on Friday citing unnamed Vatican sources stating Cardinal Law will be recalled to Rome by early June, to perform a special role at the Vatican.
Then we have Law’s denial of the story.
Rod Dreher in The Corner says the Herald stands by its story, and speculates that the Pope is shielding Law from the embarrassment of being deposed in an upcoming civil suit brought by the father of one of Shanley’s victims. (Note: Dreher is a faithful Catholic.) Unfortunately I can’t find the original Herald source for this; I’m taking Rod’s word for it.
When I heard on Friday that Law was being called to Rome, I thought “Good” - it will be seen as removal from his role as Archbishop of Boston. Now it seems possible that the Pope is rescuing Law from having to face the consequences of his actions here in the U.S.