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Boston Catholics Seek End of 'Annus Horribilis'

The year 2002 won't end soon enough for the Roman Catholic Church in Boston, after sex-abuse scandals involving priests and the resignation of Cardinal Bernard Law. Church attendance around the Boston archdiocese is down 15 to 20 percent. NPR's Tovia Smith reports.

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Tovia Smith is an award-winning NPR National Correspondent based in Boston, who's spent more than three decades covering news around New England and beyond.