Some observers are puzzled by this:
One year after credible allegations of sex abuse of a minor led to his public disgrace, the 88-year-old Theodore McCarrick is no longer a cardinal of the Catholic Church, no longer an archbishop, and no longer a cleric. He continues to reside at a Franciscan friary in Kansas, perhaps indefinitely.
“Mr. McCarrick continues to reside at St. Fidelis Friary in Victoria, Kansas. He is in poor health and remains under a supervision plan,” Father Joseph Mary Elder, O.F.M. Cap., communications director for the Capuchin Franciscans’ Province of St. Conrad, told CNA June 18.
“At this point, the length of his stay is indeterminate, but he is looking for lodgings closer to his family. There is no timetable for when or if that might happen,” said Elder.
Go here to read the rest. This is no mystery to PopeWatch. Keeping McCarrick there keeps the media away from him. Doubtless this is part of the deal that McCarrick struck with the gang running the Vatican. He could rat out dozens, perhaps hundreds, of prelates and priests. Thus McCarrick will remain a guest of the Church for the rest of his life, and his ill-gotten gains will continue to be his property and the property of his heirs. This arrangement serves all the parties involved, except Justice and believing Catholics, two groups having little pull with the powers that be running and ruining the Church.