It's not impossible.
"Cardinal Bernardin's public life was far from "over" after the allegations of pedophilia against him were proven false. He went on to have a very successful career as Cardinal of the Archdiocese of Chicago and authored a wonderful book on the value of suffering." - Commenter on Lessons from the allegations against Father John Corapi.
Bernadin was certainly a well known Churchman - even outside of the Church. Of course the Cardinal's reputation has been totally destroyed, and just about all of his works demonized by 'the many' since his death from cancer, but he certainly suffered all of his trials gallantly and heroically. Humility is a very great virtue.