O'Malley on the clerical abuse crisis

This article appears in the Conclave 2013 feature series. View the full series.

January 2012 was the ten-year anniversary of the eruption of the clerical sexual abuse scandals in Boston, and on that occasion Cardinal Sean O'Malley sat down for an exclusive interview with NCR to discuss where things stand in Boston, across the country and around the world. He also spoke in candid terms about the toll the crisis has taken on him personally, and how the experience in Boston may have forced him to "toughen up." 

In light of the continuing buzz around O'Malley as a possible pope, it may be worth taking a second look at that interview, which can be found here: O'Malley on the sex abuse crisis: 'It's not behind us'


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