What might that be? Why, it's the so-called summit entitled "Protection of Minors in the Church". In light of McCarrick's dismissal from the clerical state - and the reasons for it - you can see the problem right away in the title of gab-fest. Approximately 80% of the victims are young men over the age of 14. They are not little children.
Hilary White, on her blog, posted a video in which Edward Pentin and another ask a panel of clerics, including Cardinal Cupich, about the focus of this summit. They make the point that most of the victims are past puberty and that many of the victims are seminarians. They, in a word, challenge the focus, opining that there should be at least some time devoted to their predation. Cupich et al do quite a job tap-dancing around the question. Basically, they tell Pentin that the focus is on the protection of children and that is that. At the very least, I'd hope that Cupich et al understand that the Catholics in the pews are not going to be fooled by this upcoming dog-and-pony show.
The pope has designated Cupich to be the head honcho of this thing. As this LifeSiteNews piece reminds us, Cupich is the one who dismissed Archbishop Vigano's testimony about then-Cardinal McCarrick's predation on young men, stating that the church wasn't going to "go down that rabbit hole". Cupich now has many eggs on his face as the events of last week have vindicated Vigano. Cardinal Muller, in commenting on the sin-nod, quoted the statistics cited in my first paragraph, stating that "anyone who ignores the facts does not want to solve the problem". Indeed they don't for they are trying to put on an concerned facade while not acknowledging that the victims of the perversions of their buddies, or even themselves, are young men.
That last sentence is the key reason why I refer to this upcoming debacle as a sin-nod. They seek to keep the chickens available as prey for the chicken hawks. Recall that at the most recent USCCB meeting, a vote on action against these sex predators was taken off the table by Cupich, ostensibly to wait for the outcome of this staged cover-up of the real problem. Now we see why, from their warped perspectives, they wanted that vote put off; they want to make certain that young men, including seminarians, are still fair game for perverted clerical lusts.
How long, oh Lord, how long?