has invited Massachusetts elected officials to breakfast.Cardinal Sean O'Malley, head of the Roman Catholic Church's Boston Archdiocese,
The church has wooed and held sway in Massachusetts politics for years, but that relationship froze after a series of sexual abuse allegations and cases against priests came out in 2003.
The move comes as officials mull extending the statute of limitations in sex abuse cases, a move the church has opposed, according to boston.com. That won't be the topic of discussion at the breakfast, however. The invitation focused on discussing common ground and shared interests for the common good, according to boston.com.