Tomb of former Boston cardinal moved
CWN - July 28, 2011
The remains of Cardinal William O'Connell, the former Archbishop of Boston, have been moved to a new resting place after his surviving relatives settled a legal dispute with the archdiocese.
When he died in 1944, Cardinal O'Connell was buried on the grounds of St. John's seminary, in accordance with his wishes. When most of the seminary grounds were sold to Boston College in 2004, to help pay the massive price of sex-abuse settlements, the archdiocese planned to move the cardinal's tomb. His relatives objected, citing Cardinal O'Connell's wishes.
Under the terms of an agreement between the archdiocese and the cardinal's family, the tomb has been moved to a new location, on the smaller patch of property still owned by the seminary.
An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:
Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach five million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!
Our Fall Campaign
Progress toward our final 2013 goal ($26,969 to go, assuming receipt of matching funds):
All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!