Catholic Church gave convicted priest-pedophile full funeral after raping 150 kids

So, let me get this straight. Racy advertising, no Catholic funeral. Rape 150 children, full Catholic honors.

Friday, August 29, 2003
Defrocked priest buried in Brookline
BOSTON (MA)
Boston Herald

by Eric Convey
Friday, August 29, 2003

John J. Geoghan was laid to rest yesterday in a traditional Roman Catholic funeral rite.

Priests and nuns were heavily represented among the two dozen or so mourners who attended the Mass at Holy Name parish in West Roxbury, the Geoghan family church. Geoghan’s sister, Catherine, was also there.

An unidentified representative of Archbishop Sean P. O’Malley attended, said the Rev. Christopher Coyne, a spokesman for the archdiocese.

“People from within the Catholic community are reaching out to Cathy,” Coyne said “The most important thing when a Christian dies is that the community prays that he or she is sped to heaven.”

Monsignor George F. Carlson, pastor of Holy Name, celebrated the funeral Mass.


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