No End to Boston Catholic Sex Scandal

Rod Dreher has the latest fallout from Boston, linking to the Union-Leader and other sources. Fr. Thomas Coover is suing the diocese of Manchester and Bishop John McCormack (formerly an auxiliary bishop to Bernard Law of Boston); the diocese, on its part, “asked the court to dismiss the suit in August, claiming First Amendment infringements and that both federal and state constitutional grounds bar the court from inquiring into ‘ecclesiastical affairs.'”

Details of lawsuit at Renew America. It starts with Coover finding a porn stash at his parish, then, he says, info connecting McCormack with Paul Shanley; after he reported this, he alleges the diocese took punitive action against him, including accusing him of misuse of funds and inappropriate sexual conduct, and had him forcibly committed to a state mental hospital against his will.