An article in today's Boston Globe reflects on the five year anniversary of Boston Archbishop, Cardinal Sean P. O'Malley, O.F.M.Cap. as ordinary of one of the United States' largest diocese.
Globe staff writer, Michael Paulson, particularly makes note of the the reluctance of the Cardinal O'Malley to assume such a high-ranking office in the Church and the barrage of crises which awaited him as ordinary of the Boston Archdiocese.
"Some bishops would have attended an anniversary celebration. Others would have held a public Mass. Cardinal Sean P. O'Malley skipped town, checked into a monastery, and prayed. Five years after he was installed as the Roman Catholic archbishop of Boston, O'Malley remains in many ways the most unusual of public figures - the prince who dresses as the pauper, the leading man who hates the spotlight..." [read the full article]