The comments on this article about a lavish 80th birthday celebration for Cardinal Law, the disgraced pedophile protector and apologist of the Catholic Churches Boston Archdiocese, helps make clear what people think of his actions:

Clerics live it up in Vatican for Laws 80th

VATICAN CITY Cardinal Bernard Law was treated to a lavish birthday spread, the company of a conclave of clerics and even the music of a mariachi band in a four-star Italian hotel, where guests rolled up in Vatican Mercedes sedans and left singing the praises of the fallen prelate promoted to his Holy City post after decades of covering up clergy sex abuse in Boston.

The resplendent reception that marked Laws 80th birthday sent shock waves an ocean away in Boston, where the mere mention of his name still sparks seething anger in clergy abuse victims whose attackers he protected during his years as archbishop.

Hes closing in on his remaining years, and as a man of faith I know he believes in a final judgment. Im curious if hes getting nervous, said Phil Saviano, who was abused by a Worcester priest almost five decades ago.

It seems there are perks to having been the churches leading pedophile protector on the eastern seaboard...



Everybody here's got a story to tell
Everybody's been through their own hell
There's nothing too special about getting hurt
Getting over it, that takes the work

- "Duck and Cover" by Glen Phillips