Sean O'Malley

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Kennedy, Catholic Church, and Politics of Compromise

US Representative Patrick Kennedy's confrontation with Providence Bishop Thomas J. Tobin over abortion and health-care reform has soaked up quite a bit of ink.
Reform Dept.
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  November 20, 2009

The problem with the Church's selective embrace

Pope Benedict recently lifted the excommunication of four bishops who had been consecrated without the required Vatican consent.
Vatican City
By MARY ANN SORRENTINO  |  February 11, 2009
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"I believe that all women have the right to kiss my ring."I gagged over a Page One story in The...
By Chris Faraone  |  November 11, 2008

The Year of living strangely

So let’s see if we have this straight.
A year in media
By JOHN CARROLL  |  December 20, 2006

Romney's greatest gaffes - 'tar baby' update

Even by Mitt Romney’s gaffe-tastic standards, this was a bad one.
He may be the GOP’s new golden boy, but the country doesn’t know Mitt like we do
By ADAM REILLY  |  August 02, 2006

Romney’s greatest gaffes — so far

All of a sudden, Massachusetts is America’s poster child for health-care reform — and nobody’s happier about that than Governor Mitt Romney, who, as a result, has become a popular dark-horse pick for the 2008 Republican presidential nomination.
He may be the GOP’s new golden boy, but the country doesn’t know Mitt like we do
By ADAM REILLY  |  April 21, 2006


What to pay the mayor

Boston pays Mayor Tom Menino $150,000 a year. It pays city councilors $75,000. Is that enough?
Plus, Iraq’s latest bad news and another Catholic crisis
By EDITORIAL  |  March 08, 2006

Wish list

[1] An MBTA Red Line station without a broken escalator. [2] Someone in the White House who at least pretends we’re still looking for Osama.
106 things the Phoenix wants to see in 2006
By  |  December 30, 2005

The wrong stuff

You can’t blame Democrats for feeling optimistic. In 2005, George W. Bush staggered through as rough a stretch as any modern president has experienced.
These should be the best of times for Democrats. So how will they blow it in 2006? Let us count the ways
By DAN KENNEDY  |  December 29, 2005