It looks like a long-overdue meeting is about to take place:
Around 8.30pm Rome time this Tuesday, the Holy See Press Office released the following statement to the accredited outlets:
This Thursday, 13 September 2018, the Holy Father will receive in the apostolic palace His Eminence Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, Archbishop of Galveston-Houston, president of the Conference of Catholic Bishops of the United States of America, together with His Eminence Cardinal Seán Patrick O'Malley, Archbishop of Boston, president of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors.
With them will be H.E. Mons. José Horacio Gómez, Archbishop of Los Angeles, vice president of the same episcopal conference; and Monsignor Brian Bransfield, Secretary General [sic].
The audience will take place at noon.
Cardinals DiNardo and O'Malley are going to the Vatican because it's clear Pope Francis either (a) doesn't understand what's going on in the Church in the United States in re the ongoing abuse scandal; or (b) doesn't care; or (c) is part of the continuing coverup.
Also of note -- it sounds like Cardinal Wuerl, the guy who replaced the disgraced Cardinal McCarrick in Washington, D.C., is out, too:
Cardinal Donald Wuerl, the embattled archbishop of Washington, said Tuesday that he expects to meet soon with Pope Francis to discuss the possibility of resigning.
In a letter to priests in the diocese, Wuerl mentioned a recent meeting with the Pope in Vatican City. He said the Pope asked him to consider the best course of action "as we face new revelations of the extent of the horror of the clergy abuse of children and the failures in episcopal oversight."
Wuerl said he will meet with Francis about the resignation he presented nearly three years ago at age 75, the mandatory age for Catholic bishops to submit their retirement to the Pope. He said a decision about his future "is an essential aspect so that this archdiocesan church we all love can move forward."
It's quite likely Wuerl knew about the crimes of his predecessor and was, at best, asleep at the switch when we was at the archdiocese of Pittsburgh.
Every diocese in the United States, if it hasn't done so already, should release its files on clergy abuse. The only way to move forward is to stop hiding. The Church will not survive unless it comes to grips with the evil in its midst.