Cardinal Sean O'Malley

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Fernando Karadima

Fernando Karadima, former priest whose sex abuse scandal rocked Chile, dead at 90

Jul 26, 2021

By Kevin J. Jones

Fernando Karadima, an influential former priest in Chile whose sexual abuse of minors prompted major questions about episcopal cover-ups, has... Read more

Msgr. Robert Oliver, then secretary of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors, in Rome, July 11, 2019.

American priest reveals communication ‘mix-up’ about end of Vatican job

Apr 6, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

Msgr. Robert Oliver has said that due to a “mix-up,” he was not told in advance that his service on... Read more

Cardinal Sean O'Malley of Boston.

Boston cardinal: Catholics have 'right' to clarity, after priest supports 'right to choose'

Aug 27, 2020

By Christine Rousselle

Cardinal Sean O’Malley said that Catholics have “the right to expect" that priests of the archdiocese be clear and unequivocal on... Read more

Cardinal Sean O'Malley.

Boston archdiocese pushes back after Trump says Boston bomber ‘deserves death’

Aug 4, 2020

After President Donald Trump said Sunday that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, perpetrator of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings, should be put to... Read more

St. John's Seminary, Boston.

Boston seminary report: 'isolated incidents' but no 'culture of abuse'

Nov 22, 2019

An independent investigation into the Archdiocese of Boston’s St. John’s Seminary has found incidents of sexual misconduct but no seminary-wide... Read more

Cardinal Sean O'Malley of Boston meets with Pope Francis at the Vatican, April 19, 2018.

Cardinal O'Malley: Pope Francis will publish Vatican McCarrick report 'soon'

Nov 11, 2019

By Matt Hadro

The results of the Vatican’s investigation of Theodore McCarrick should be published by early 2020, Cardinal Sean O’Malley of Boston... Read more

Pope Francis speaks to bishops inside the Synod Hall.

Cardinal O'Malley, Bishop McElroy named participants in Amazon synod

Sep 21, 2019

By Hannah Brockhaus

Cardinal Sean O’Malley, archbishop of Boston, and Bishop Robert McElroy of San Diego are among those chosen by Pope Francis... Read more

Pope Francis leads the introductory prayer and delivers his greeting on the opening day of the 15th Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops.

Analysis: Pope Francis issues new definition of ‘vulnerable’ adult

Mar 29, 2019

By Ed Condon

How “vulnerable” adults are defined in law has been hotly contested in recent discussions of scandal and reform in the... Read more

Cardinal Sean O'Malley.

O'Malley introduces whistleblower system for complaints against Boston bishops

Mar 11, 2019

The Archdiocese of Boston has announced it will implement a third-party system for reporting allegations of abuse or misconduct against... Read more

Archbishop Joseph Naumann, joined by Cardinals DiNardo and O'Malley at the vigil Mass ahead of the MArch for Life 2019.

At pro-life Mass, Naumann calls for mercy

Jan 17, 2019

The pro-life movement must be one of mercy, said Archbishop Joseph Naumann of Kansas City Thursday night, at the opening... Read more

Cardinal Sean O'Malley.

O’Malley sent concerns about NY priest to apostolic nuncio after NY Times report

Dec 29, 2018

The Archbishop of Boston this month forwarded to the pope’s U.S. representative concerns sent to him about a New York... Read more

A bishop's skullcap.

Options emerge for handling the ‘other sexual abuse crisis’

Dec 7, 2018

By Ed Condon

How the Church deals with clerical sexual misconduct when it does not involve minors remains a thorny issue, but an... Read more

Cardinal Sean O'Malley of Boston meets with Pope Francis at the Vatican, April 19, 2018.

Cardinal O'Malley elected chairman of Papal Foundation

Nov 6, 2018

By Hannah Brockhaus

Cardinal Sean O’Malley of Boston was elected chairman of the Papal Foundation’s board of trustees during a meeting in Washington,... Read more

Cardinal Sean O'Malley of Boston meets with Pope Francis at the Vatican, April 19, 2018.

Cardinal O’Malley: Listening to abuse survivors is crucial

Sep 10, 2018

In an interview with Vatican News on Sunday, Cardinal Sean O’Malley of Boston said Church leaders must listen to abuse... Read more

Cardinal Sean O'Malley.

Cardinal O’Malley apologizes for missed letter on McCarrick allegations

Aug 21, 2018

Cardinal Sean O’Malley of Boston has issued an apology for not seeing a 2015 letter to his office, which detailed... Read more

 Cardinal Sean O'Malley of Boston says a Mass of Ordination in St. Peter's Basilica, Sept. 29, 2016.

Cardinal O’Malley orders inquiry into Boston seminary, places rector on 'sabbatical'

Aug 10, 2018

Cardinal Séan O’Malley has announced a major investigation into St. John’s Seminary in the Archdiocese of Boston, following allegations made... Read more

Cardinal Sean O'Malley.

Will Cardinal O'Malley's response to McCarrick allegations be enough?

Jul 26, 2018

By Ed Condon

Cardinal Séan O’Malley of Boston released a statement Tuesday in response to the unfolding allegations concerning Cardinal McCarrick.  Read more

Cardinal Sean O'Malley of Boston says a Mass of Ordination in St. Peter's Basilica, Sept. 29, 2016.

Cardinal O'Malley calls for 'clearer procedures' in bishop abuse cases

Jul 24, 2018

After numerous accusations of sexual abuse of minors and adults have arisen against a former Archbishop of Washington, Cardinal Sean... Read more

Cardinal Sean O'Malley.

Pope reappoints O’Malley to head further work of safeguarding commission

Feb 17, 2018

By Hannah Brockhaus

On Saturday the Vatican announced that Pope Francis has reconfirmed Cardinal Sean O’Malley of Boston as head of the Pontifical... Read more

Cardinal Sean O'Malley, Archbishop Charles Chaput.

O’Malley and Chaput make a Super Bowl wager

Jan 31, 2018

On Sunday, the New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles will go head-to-head in Super Bowl LII, facing off to claim... Read more