At CatholicVote.org, it is reported by Steve Skojec that clergy attempting to minister to the injured and dying at the Boston Marathon bombing scene were denied access, while other responders weren’t. The article quotes Jennifer Graham’s article in the Wall Street Journal:
…it is a poignant irony that Martin Richard, the 8-year-old boy who died on Boylston Street, was a Catholic who had received his first Communion just last year. As Martin lay dying, priests were only yards away, beyond the police tape, unable to reach him to administer last rites—a sacrament that, to Catholics, bears enormous significance.
Skojec writes, “Final judgment on this story should be reserved until the Boston Police Department clarifies their thinking on the matter, which I hope they will do very soon.”