May 25, 2005

A CEO who must help heal

Boston Herald

By Boston Herald editorial staff
Tuesday, May 24, 2005 - Updated: 02:01 AM EST

In many ways Boston's archbishop is also a kind of archdiocesan CEO - and in this case the CEO of an economically troubled organization.

So Archbishop Sean O'Malley has spent the past year tending to that increasingly challenging role - evaluating parishes, closing churches, disposing of real estate, reshuffling priests, attempting to make scarce resources go further. In doing so, however, the spiritual leader of Boston's Roman Catholic community has neglected an important part of his pastoral role - tending to some in that community who were the most grievously injured by priests who turned out to be sexual predators.

Posted by kshaw at May 25, 2005 08:19 AM