“Conservative lay Roman Catholics say they’ll gather for an unusual private meeting on the clerical sex abuse crisis and the future of the church that will include at least two top American bishops.

“Conservative lay Roman Catholics say they’ll gather for an unusual private meeting on the clerical sex abuse crisis and the future of the church that will include at least two top American bishops. The session follows one in July that conservatives felt was dominated by liberals. Bishop Wilton Gregory, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, and Cardinal Theodore McCarrick of Washington are among those expected to attend the latest summit, set for Sept. 8 in Washington.”