As U.S. bishops gather at a seminary in Illinois to pray and reflect about the American church’s sex abuse crisis, reports are trickling out about the possible fate of one their own being decided overseas.
The Wall Street Journal newspaper reported that a decision on whether to laicize former U.S. Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick, who’s facing accusations that he sexually abused minors, could come as soon as mid-January because Vatican officials don’t want the decision to overshadow a gathering the pope has called for, seeking to meet Feb. 21-24 with prelates from around the world about protecting minors.
The U.S. bishops are

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