Associate editor and columnist

Thomas Farragher

Thomas Farragher is a Globe columnist and associate editor. He shared the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for public service for the Globe Spotlight Team’s coverage of the clergy sexual abuse crisis. He spent eight years, from 2006 to 2014, as editor of the Spotlight Team. His columns appears regularly in the Globe.

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‘I’ve been dealing with this stuff now for 16 years. Can’t we just get this right?’

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Christopher Coyne, who was a spokesman for Cardinal Bernard Law in Boston and is now Bishop of Burlington, Vt., is struck by how the abuse scandal is still roiling the church.


A day of reckoning postponed

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Humility. Courage. That is exactly what the Catholic church was seeking at their bishops conference in Baltimore this week. Turns out, that will have to wait.

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100 years after he fought in World War I, a family heirloom preserves his words

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Joe Rodier was a 24-year-old Massachusetts soldier who served in the US Army during World War I, and recorded his experiences in a journal and letters home.

An emotional Cardinal O’Malley disheartened by bishops’ slow progress against clergy sex abuse

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During a bishops meeting in Baltimore next week, Boston’s Cardinal Sean O’Malley suggested he plans to encourage his fellow bishops to hold themselves accountable.