Posts Tagged The Roman Catholic Church
Pope Francis to find a church in upheaval / The New York Times
Posted by Voice of the Faithful in Future of the Church, Pope Francis, Voice of the Faithful on September 22, 2015
The Roman Catholic Church that Pope Francis will encounter on his first visit to the United States is being buffeted by immense change, and it is struggling — with integrating a new generation of immigrants, with conflicts over buildings and resources, with recruiting priests and with retaining congregants. The denomination is still the largest in the United States, but its power base is shifting.”
By Laurie Goodstein, The New York Times — Click here to read the rest of this story.
Catholic Church fights push to allow more abuse claims in N.Y. / Associated Press
Posted by Voice of the Faithful in Clergy Sexual Abuse, Voice of the Faithful on April 24, 2015
The Roman Catholic Church is opposing efforts in New York to allow sex abuse accusers to file lawsuits after the statute of limitations has expired, warning of dire financial consequences if the state allows plaintiffs to sue decades after the purported abuse occurred.
“Currently in New York, victims of child sex abuse have until five years after they turn 18 to file a lawsuit. The same statute of limitations applies to most child sex crimes.
“A bill pending in the state Assembly would eliminate the statute of limitations on abuse cases going forward — and create a one-year window to allow anyone to file lawsuits no matter when the abuse occurred. Supporters gathered Wednesday in Albany to push for the bill.”
By Associated Press on Cruxnow.com — Click here to read the rest of this story.