Paul Shanley is now officially laicized. He was informed this week of the decision made back in February. This one was a slam-dunk. Considering his crimes, no deliberation was necessary.
As of the end of this month, he no longer gets any benefits from the archdiocese of Boston. It sickens me to think he was getting benefits until now. I hope he takes this action to heart and seek reconciliation with the Church and God. I pray for his conversion and repentance.