Perhaps he was right for that assignment, but the "Mr. Nice Guy" thing has its limits.
O'Malley's decision to not only allow a Catholic funeral for this country's leading abortion-facilitator, but to be PRESENT during the Mass for Ted Kennedy, was perhaps the most visible error of his career in Boston, but it was hardly the only one.
Now comes word that his Archdiocese will, nicely, 'accomodate' a pair of lesbians who want to send their (??) child to a Catholic school. Evidently Cdl. O'Malley doesn't read the news; only a few days ago, Benedict XVI said that:
“initiatives aimed at protecting the essential and primary values of life, beginning at conception, and of the family based on the indissoluble marriage between a man and a woman, help to respond to some of today’s most insidious and dangerous threats to the common good.
So O'Malley's Archdiocese is now 'assisting' a couple who are a part of a 'most insidious and dangerous threat to the common good.'
That threat was recognized by the Denver Archdiocese when they refused to admit a child in a similar situation.
Denver understands the term "common good."
“Most parents who send their children to Catholic schools want an environment where the Catholic faith is fully taught and practiced,” said Chaput. “That simply can’t be done if teachers need to worry about wounding the feelings of their students or about alienating students from their parents.”
“That isn’t fair to anyone—including the wider school community."
It's nice to be the "nice guy." But it's not necessarily GOOD to the the "nice guy."
Perhaps it's time for Cdl. O'Malley to retire.