You can now read 5 articles in a month for free on BostonGlobe.com. Read as much as you want anywhere and anytime for just 99¢.

letters | the pope and the cardinal

O’Malley’s certainty offensive to many

Cardinal Sean P. O’Malley, right, with the future Pope Francis in 2013.

Reuters/file

Cardinal Sean P. O’Malley, right, with the future Pope Francis in 2013.

WHILE THE future of Roman Catholic teaching on subjects such as marriage and divorce may be uncertain, I hope for a day when Catholic clergy no longer purport to explain it simply by stating that “the church needs to be faithful to the Gospel and to Christ’s teaching,” as Cardinal Sean O’Malley did in the interview published last Sunday. (“Pope softening tone, not stance, O’Malley says,” Page A1, Feb. 9). Such remarks deeply offend members of other churches (and many Catholics) who would make the very same statement but have reached different theological and moral conclusions.

F. Davis Dassori

Hingham

Loading comments...
Subscriber Log In

You have reached the limit of 5 free articles in a month

Stay informed with unlimited access to Boston’s trusted news source.

  • High-quality journalism from the region’s largest newsroom
  • Convenient access across all of your devices
  • Today’s Headlines daily newsletter
  • Subscriber-only access to exclusive offers, events, contests, eBooks, and more
  • Less than 25¢ a week
Marketing image of BostonGlobe.com
Marketing image of BostonGlobe.com
Already a subscriber?
Your city. Your stories. Your Globe.
Yours FREE for two weeks.
Enjoy free unlimited access to Globe.com for the next two weeks.
Limited time only - No credit card required!
BostonGlobe.com complimentary digital access has been provided to you, without a subscription, for free starting today and ending in 14 days. After the free trial period, your free BostonGlobe.com digital access will stop immediately unless you sign up for BostonGlobe.com digital subscription. Current print and digital subscribers are not eligible for the free trial.
Thanks & Welcome to Globe.com
You now have unlimited access for the next two weeks.
BostonGlobe.com complimentary digital access has been provided to you, without a subscription, for free starting today and ending in 14 days. After the free trial period, your free BostonGlobe.com digital access will stop immediately unless you sign up for BostonGlobe.com digital subscription. Current print and digital subscribers are not eligible for the free trial.