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#328190 - 04/13/10 09:36 AM Connecticut bishops against statute of limitations
SamV Offline

Registered: 12/13/09
Posts: 5958
Loc: Talladega, Alabama, USA

Hartford, Conn., Apr 13, 2010 / 06:19 am (CNA).- A Connecticut bill that would eliminate the statute of limitations on civil lawsuits in cases of sexual abuse targets the Catholic Church and could have a “disastrous fallout,” the state’s Catholic bishops have warned.

In an April 8 letter to all pastors, Archbishop Henry J. Mansell of Hartford, Bishop William E. Lori of Bridgeport and Bishop Michael R. Cote of Norwich asked for help in a campaign against House Bill 5473, which would make Connecticut the only state without a statute of limitations for the filing of sexual abuse claims concerning minors.

According to the letter, the state already has the longest retroactive statute in the U.S., with alleged minor victims allowed 30 years past the age of 18 to take legal action.

“Over the past several years in states that have even temporarily eliminated the statutes, it has caused the bankruptcy of at least seven dioceses,” the bishops wrote, according to the Catholic Tran>
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#328246 - 04/13/10 05:37 PM Re: Connecticut bishops against statute of limitations [Re: SamV]
Sans Logos Offline

Registered: 05/31/03
Posts: 5793
Loc: in my own world in pittsburgh,...
sexual abuse targets the Catholic Church and could have a “disastrous fallout,” the state’s Catholic bishops have warned

well duh!? isn't that the point!???? what are they expecting ... absolution without first having to face crucifixion? what's good for the goose is good for the gander, ...... and in this case the goose never deserved it to begin with.

*shakes head*

and while we're at it, what about the 'disease-trous fallout' of the victims????


Ron Schulz, MSPC, NCC
  1. the past
  2. advocacy

#328248 - 04/13/10 05:47 PM Re: Connecticut bishops against statute of limitations [Re: Sans Logos]
Ever-fixed Mark Offline

Registered: 01/02/10
Posts: 732
Loc: United States
Risk Management. People like me are liabilities to be managed and avoided and not sacred trusts that they have violated and ignored and now wish to silence.

The Church has no moral authority.



Everybody here's got a story to tell
Everybody's been through their own hell
There's nothing too special about getting hurt
Getting over it, that takes the work

- "Duck and Cover" by Glen Phillips

#328273 - 04/13/10 08:31 PM Re: Connecticut bishops against statute of limitations [Re: Ever-fixed Mark]
WalkingSouth Offline

Registered: 08/30/05
Posts: 16269
my heart bleeds....

"Life's journey is not to arrive at the grave safely in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, totally worn out, shouting 'Holy Shit! What a ride!'" ~Hunter S. Thompson


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