“The stage had been set, the lawyers said, by a number of gestures Archbishop O’Malley had already made, including meeting privately with several victims since taking over.

“The stage had been set, the lawyers said, by a number of gestures Archbishop O’Malley had already made, including meeting privately with several victims since taking over. Gary Bergeron, who says he was sexually abused by a priest, said he had been invited and met with Archbishop O’Malley three times in the past month. “O’Malley is following the laws of the Bible, it’s that simple,” Mr. Bergeron said. “There is no arrogance, no infallibility.” It was this sincerity that enabled the lawyers to accept Archbishop O’Malley’s final offer…”