God bless the Boston Globe (pun intended). The Globe broke this story, as reported in the Washington Post:
At age 91, I’m sure this power-drunk pedophile cardinal thought he would never have to face this music. A cardinal is second in rank only to the pope. Cardinals are appointed for life (or until defrocked).
The charges involve the sexual assault of a 16-year-old boy during a wedding reception at Wellesley College in Massachusetts in 1974. While there were many credible sexual assault accusations against this defrocked cardinal over the years, because he did not live in Massachusetts at the time of the assault (I’m not even going to say “alleged,” you can whisper that under your breath if it makes you feel better), the statute of limitations was tolled when he left the state. The many other accusations were time-barred, but this one was not. And the man who was assaulted found an attorney who has never been afraid of the Catholic mafia.