The April 7 decision by Australia’s High Court to quash the conviction of Cardinal George Pell on child sex abuse charges brought an end to a legal odyssey that for the Catholic Church was as high-profile as the case against former U.S. Cardinal Theodore McCarrick. But Pell’s saga will continue to reverberate, and perhaps in…

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Timing is everything, and it’s one of those clichés that journalists should always avoid. Except when we can’t. My recent visit to the Roman Catholic Diocese of Buffalo to take part in a conference at the diocesean Christ the King Seminary qualifies as an exception to the rule, I think.

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