Cardinal Sean O’Malley continues to build up his inner-circle of hand-picked advisors with the appointment of a new chancellor today. They have hired James P. McDonough, who was previously the CEO of a small, local savings bank. McDonough is the fifth lay chancellor of the archdiocese.
The chancellor oversees the administrative aspects of the archdiocese, including financial and property management. The Cardinal just recently brought in a new vicar general, Fr. Richard Erickson, and they’re still looking to hire a fundraiser and a superintendent of religious education.
I don’t know anything about McDonough, although I’m sure we’ll be learning more soon.