Wow...He got out of Dodge!
Good for him!
Fr. Chris Coyne (not to be confused with Ron) is a very familiar character to Boston Catholics. He was communications director during Cardinal Law's tenure and he has some kind of show on BCTV - I've never tuned into BCTV -- I'm more of an EWTN kind of gal - but I think it's about religious architecture? I believe he also teaches at seminary.
Several years back, when Walter Cuenin was removed for pilfering and stealing (the only priest in Boston who, instead of being arrested, was given the opportunity to 'pay back' the money that didn't belong to him and was given an assignment (which, in effect, sexually demoralizes young Catholic students at a local Boston College), Fr. Chris Coyne was given the assignment at Our Lady Help of Christians. Parish "Voice of the Faithful" thugs tormented and tortured Fr. Coyne and after a terrible time there, he resigned.
I don't think we see eye-to-eye on some things but I very much liked him. He is an honorable and ethical man who really loves our Lord and His Church. He's got a ferocious sense of humor (one of the few Catholics in town who may be more sarcastic than I am!). He's compassionate, bright, pastoral in the true sense of the word. I'm glad for him. God Bless him.
Excellent round up on this and the (ad nauseum) inaccuracies from the Boston Globe from my colleagues at Boston Catholic Insider