A Boston Globe reporter was on the same flight back to the US as Cardinal Law. Whether by chance or by design, it doesn’t say, but the guy didn’t let the opportunity pass. Some of the detail in the article seems odd—why should we care whether he selected a newspaper from the service trolley or what in-flight movie he watched? On the other hand, you get a sense of what he’s thinking right now.
The weird thing I’ve noticed in media coverage recently, especially in the local newspapers, is an apologetic tone, almost as if the reporters are feeling badly after their non-stop coverage of the voices calling for his resignation and the editorials that did the same. It may not exactly be regret, but it sounds like something similar.