On Monday, the Boston cardinal preached, “Abuse and its cover-up must stop,” and “the wrongs done to God’s people must be corrected.”
But years ago, the New York Times reported that O’Malley “had been contacted as early as 2015 about former Cdl. Theodore McCarrick’s sexual assault of seminarians.”
O’Malley denied the claims, saying, “Recent media reports also have referenced a letter sent to me, which I did not personally receive.”
Cdl. Sean O’Malley: “Within our families and social groups, the sins and crimes of sexual abuse cannot be held in secret and in shame.”
The cardinal often comes across as a stalwart defender of abuse victims, claiming the Church has the “moral and ethical responsibility” to report abuse.
C.J. Doyle, head of the Catholic Action League of Massachusetts, doesn’t buy those words: “We are supposed to believe that when a cardinal, one of the pope’s closest advisers, receives a letter exposing depraved immorality, his secretary does not inform him and argues to do nothing? Pontius Pilate was more candid than this.”
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