WANING SUPPORT FOR LAW (Calls for Boston cardinal’s resignation increase)
Calls for the resignation of Cardinal Bernard Law are building amid evidence that he knowingly protected suspected pedophile priests and repeatedly allowed them access to children. Local Catholic power brokers are distancing themselves from the cardinal. Lay organizations and even a group or priests say they're undertaking church reform on their own. Such national figures as former Education Secretary William Bennett and fellow Catholic conservative William F. Buckley have appealed for the cardinal to resign.