Boston spokeswoman gone

Boston spokeswoman gone

Following on the speculation, the Archdiocese of Boston has confirmed that spokeswoman Donna Morrisey has left her post.

Donna Morrissey, spokeswoman for the Boston archdiocese during the clergy sex abuse scandal, has left the job she publicly described as a ‘‘nightmare’’ that regularly reduced her to tears.

The Rev. Christopher Coyne, who has replaced Morrissey on an interim basis, would not say if Morrissey resigned or was fired. ‘‘We would never disclose something like that,’’ he said.

Translation: She was fired. Okay, I can’t say that definitively, but why wouldn’t he just say she resigned if she did?

Morrissey was a good woman doing an impossible job. She often seemed to be the last person to find out anything, and it seemed the lawyers were dictating all the moves. I can’t imagine having to do the job she had to do.

In a March speech to the Boston chapter of the Public Relations Society of America, Morrissey called the scandal a ‘‘public relations nightmare,’’ adding that information often wasn’t shared with her or couldn’t be released because it was confidential. ... “There’s times when I go home and ... I cry and sob,” she said.

Oh yeah, if anyone from the archdiocese is reading this, I’m not interested in the job.

Written by
Domenico Bettinelli