The latest twists in the crisis

When a news cycle goes supernova, generally developments come far too fast and furious for anyone really to absorb them in anything other than bite-size, superficial form. Over just the last 72 hours, there have been at least three new twists to the clerical sexual abuse scandals once again rocking the global Church. And it seems that there’s much more to come before the heads of national bishops’ conferences meet with Pope Francis in February.