You sure you want to admit you’re the one who blew the whistle on your boss the bishop? she was asked.

She was not sure.

When 60 Minutes producer Guy Campanile first approached [Siobhan] O’Connor about appearing on 60 Minutes to explain why she had leaked the documents, he told her to consider the consequences of becoming a whistleblower.

Once she comes forward publicly, he told her, life will change. She spent a few days thinking about it, then arrived at her decision.

“The reality of what I saw really left me with no other option because at the end of my life, I’m not going to answer to Bishop Malone. I’m going to answer to God,” O’Connor tells Whitaker on the broadcast.

This is what you call the laity speaking out. A model for us all.


For the whole low-key but stunning 60 Minutes interview, go here.

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