Today’s Vatican announcement that the Pope will create a new commission answers every question—except the one question everyone is asking.
What we don’t know is whether the new commission will take action against bishops who fail in their own responsibilities: bishops who cover up abuse. So we don’t know whether the commission will address the root cause of the scandal.
We know that the new commission will issue guidelines for handling sex-abuse issues. But we don’t know if bishops will follow those guidelines.
Followed by several other “we know . . . but we don’t know”s.