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(L-R) Archbishop of Bombay, Cardinal Oswald Gracias; Archbishop of Tegucigalpa, Cardinal Oscar Andres Rodriguez Maradiaga; Archbishop of Boston, Cardinal Sean Patrick O'Malley; and Archbishop of Santiago (Chile), Cardinal Francisco Javier Ossa attend Mass celebrated by Pope Francis at the Sacro Convento and Saint Francis Basilica on October 4, 2013 in Assisi, Italy. Pope Francis called for an end to armed conflict and clarified the notion of Franciscan peace during the Mass he presided for the feast of St. Francis on Friday in Assisi.

Both Cardinal O'Malley and journalist, John Allen, tend to generate strong emotions among US Catholics. Putting aside personal prejudices and especially the "wishful thinking" of John Allen, it might be a good exercise in charity to post some positive comments regarding Cardinal O'Malley. I will begin. He has settled 101 abuse claims and claims to have initiated a zero-tolerance policy against sexual abuse. He also instituted one of the first comprehensive sexual abuse policies in the Roman Catholic Church

1 posted on 10/06/2013 3:37:35 PM PDT by NYer
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Ping!


2 posted on 10/06/2013 3:38:03 PM PDT by NYer ("The wise man is the one who can save his soul. - St. Nimatullah Al-Hardini)
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O’Malley can teach the Pope to slobber over pro-abortion “Catholic” politicians. His behavior at the scandalous Ted Kennedy funeral will be what he is remembered for.


6 posted on 10/06/2013 6:04:06 PM PDT by Arthur McGowan (If you're FOR sticking scissors in a female's neck and sucking out her brains, you are PRO-WOMAN!)
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I am fortunate to be in the diocese of Boston. I have seen Cardinal Sean on multiple occasions. He is terrific - a very humble and gracious man. He brought great peace and trust to a very troubled diocese when he took over from Cardinal Law. He is the real thing - I would trust his teachings completely.


7 posted on 10/06/2013 6:13:51 PM PDT by MassRepublican
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Heaven help us!

Sean O'Malley: the Kennedy Cardinal

Boston Catholics’ Open Letters to Cardinal Sean O’Malley

8 posted on 10/06/2013 6:30:01 PM PDT by ebb tide
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