POLITICAL observations & opinions

* The hierarchy of the Catholic Church will use every means at its disposal, including outright lies, to avoid taking responsibility for the sexual abuse of children which it has permitted and covered up for decades. Shame on them! Bring the bishops to trial for their criminal obstruction of justice!

Posted by Lew Weinstein on April 17, 2010

Arielle Levin Becker writes in the Hartford Courant (4/16/10) …

  • Criticizing what they called falsehoods and misinformation, lawyers representing more than 60 sexual abuse victims fired back Thursday at a letter from the state’s Roman Catholic bishops opposing a bill that would extend the statute of limitations for civil cases involving child sexual abuse.
  • The bill pending in the state legislature would extend the civil statute of limitations for child sexual abuse, exploitation and assault.
  • Representatives of the Catholic Church have staunchly opposed the bill, and in a letter placed in parish bulletins last weekend and published as an advertisement in Thursday’s Courant, the state’s three Catholic bishops warned that it could lead to bankruptcy, threaten the assets of parishes even without a history of abuse, and “undermine the mission of the Catholic Church in Connecticut.”
  • The bishops also asked pastors to read a statement against the bill from the pulpit.

read the entire article at … http://www.courant.com/news/priest-abuse/hc-statute-of-limitations-0416.artapr16,0,7472437.story

LMW COMMENT …

The hierarchy of the Catholic Church will use every means at its disposal, including outright lies, to avoid taking responsibility for the sexual abuse of children which it has permitted and covered up for decades. Shame on them! Bring the bishops to trial for their criminal obstruction of justice!

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