The editorial lead is accurate enough. To wit:
BY SNUBBING the annual Christmas dinner for Catholic Charities, Archbishop Sean O'Malley seems to be saying that believers like himself must sometimes turn their backs on the common good if there is conflict with the church's strict religious tenets.The former and disgraced Archbishop B. Law was a scarlet warning about choosing politics over congregants in general and the poor in particular. O'Malley might do well to heed the warning signs he left so widely scattered.
Such a narrow, polarizing view could hardly serve the city well and is especially disappointing during a season associated with tolerance and good will.