Cardinal O’Malley Interview with 60 Minutes – CBS News
This is worth watching, I highly recommend it.
One of the reasons Cardinal O’Malley has been leading the clean up from the beginning is because is one of the few Bishops that met with the victims at the time accusations were made. He heard, listen and supported the victims overall, even when wasn’t popular or created enemies among his fellow bishops.
At the heart of Pope Francis’ revolution in the Catholic Church is a shy Franciscan friar, the pope’s closest American advisor, Cardinal Seán O’Malley. The pope has appointed him president of the Church’s crucial new commission to combat child abuse and named him a member of the Council of Cardinals, the pope’s small “kitchen cabinet” charged with helping redraw the way the church is governed.
O’Malley began reaching out directly to victims, settling cases and acting as a pastor, not a CEO.
Soft-spoken and unassuming, he is usually dressed in the brown habit of his Capuchin Franciscan order and not in a Cardinal’s red robes. He goes by “Cardinal Seán.” And like Pope Francis, he is more inclined to conversation than condemnation. He commutes to Rome from his day job as archbishop of Boston to help Francis remake an ancient institution.
Cardinal Seán O’Malley: It’s a very different world now because of his style. Continue reading