It's being handled now.
They are talking, addressing, explaining, cautioning on how to interpret it, and so on. The powers that be are in control and that's it. I'm kind of over it, myself. I actually feel sorry for McCarrick now.
I came across an article on how the Vatican is starting to address the case and was struck by the following commentary:
Obviously, many Catholics are outraged that church leaders who seem to have ready answers for how laypeople should live and behave have been so slow to figure out a way to stop sexual abuse by clergy and to hold bishops and cardinals accountable for their personal behavior and for the cover-up. - C. WoodenI was outraged.
I've settled down now, but that point, how Church leaders are so quick to point out how laypeople are to live, who they can live with - or not - and what language they are to use when identifying themselves, while living a corrupt life themselves, is painful.
Now it will be handled officially and explained away - not without apologies of course, acknowledging "there were failures in the selection procedures implemented in his case", but we won't do that again, and so on. They can argue among themselves as to who is the greatest all they want. That's what they do.
He and I.
When I first returned to the sacraments, now decades ago, I sought God alone. I used to search for places where I could be alone with Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament. Few churches had adoration, except for one or two on Fridays, otherwise adoration chapels didn't exist. So I prayed before the Blessed Sacrament in the tabernacle - all alone in the church, sometimes in a closet where the tabernacle was reserved. Always undisturbed. At Mass I sat alone and remained alone afterwards in thanksgiving. I had no interest in bishops or Church 'politics'. I had no interest in parish activities. I had no interest in clubs or socials - none.
Now I'm old, and no one is interested in what I do or say, I'm free to return to that early love. And let the dead bury their dead.