Catholic Church Battles SOL Reform in New Jersey

The Catholic Church is battling statute of limitation reform in New Jersey with paid lobbyists, and at least two editorials are wondering where the justice in this lies:

Catholic Church leaders are sparing no expense to try to stop legislation that would make it easier for victims of sexual abuse to seek damages in court – a move that sends a strange message at a time when many Catholics are calling for reform within the church bureaucracy and an honest accounting of past actions. Click here to read entire editorial, “Sexual-Abuse Lawsuits / Unseemly Battle,” in Press of Atlantic City.

What if, during his recent travels with a couple of Catholic youth groups, the Rev. Michael Fugee had a relapse and groped another child? There’s no evidence that happened, but it’s a legitimate concern. There’s a reason prosecutors made him promise never to work with children again. Years from now, what if a child says Fugee crossed a line? Click here to read entire editorial, “The Bishop’s Big Guns in Trenton,” in the New Jersey Star-Ledger.

 

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