Archbishop Sean O’Malley will be on TV tonight. Cardinal Law never did this.
The archbishop will give a speech on Boston Catholic Television tonight at 6:30 to focus mainly on the closing of parishes. O’Malley is bringing the information straight to the people, without the filters of either a sometimes non-understanding press or sometimes obstructionist pastors. I think it’s a good move and we should get more of this. I have always been an advocate of a pro-active public comunications focus by the Church, rather than allowing the Church’s message to be framed by those who don’t understand or who are hostile to the message.