+O’Malley and Ecumenicism

+O’Malley and Ecumenicism

From the Globe’s Lisa Wangness:

SUDBURY — One freezing winter day when he was a child, Cardinal Sean P. O’Malley told a congregation of Catholics and Methodists Sunday afternoon, the pipes in his house burst and his father opened the phone book to find a plumber.

O’Malley’s mother sang out, “Be sure you call a Catholic!”

These days, O’Malley said, the split between Catholics and Protestants has been replaced with a “new polarity . . . between believer and nonbeliever,” a shift that should spur Christians to greater cooperation.

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