Remembering Msgr. Boyle


We mourn with many others the sad passing of our dear Msgr. Francis V. Boyle (CNY, March 25). We are proud graduates of St. Gabriel’s School in Riverdale, the Bronx, and one of us is a former student and now priest from the seminary period of service by Msgr. Boyle.

No mention was made of the exoneration by the Vatican of this fine priest of a charge of sexual abuse of a minor. Yes, Catholic New York ran a short article half a year ago, but we still wonder: Why not another reference to the papal exoneration? To be sure, this is one of the few cases that have led to exoneration in this day and age!

Father James C. Sheehan ’67
Father Anthony J. Pleho
Robert Rooney ’70