the bishop says the new law "would undermine the mission of the Catholic Church in Connecticut."
hey i have some questions,
1) if one isn't guilty, one has NOTHING to worry about, right?
2) what about the VICTIMS? they're worthless but your church isn't?
3) what about the pedophiles? what would you have us do with/to them? leave them be?
if you are catholic or if you're NOT catholic i too urge you to contact your representatives TODAY and DEMAND they pass this bill. there ARE victims and there ARE perps. the perps (catholic or not) MUST pay the piper
Hartford Archbishop Urges Parishes To Fight Legislation On Child Sex Abuse CasesBThe Hartford Courant
A proposal to extend the civil statute of limitations for child sexual abuse cases could have a "devastating financial effect" on the state's Catholic dioceses, Hartford Archbishop Henry J. Mansell wrote to pastors this week, urging them to include a letter opposing the bill in parish bulletins this weekend.
The letter says the bill, now pending in the legislature, would put "all Church institutions, including your parish, at risk," and warns that it could lead to bankruptcy, threaten the assets of parishes even without a history of abuse, and "would undermine the mission of the Catholic Church in Connecticut."
"The bottom line is that this is terrible public policy, discriminatory by its nature, and a huge threat to us all," says the letter, signed by Mansell, Bishop William E. Lori of the Bridgeport diocese, and Bishop Michael R. Cote of Norwich.
"We must stop this bill now," the letter says. The bishops ask parishioners to contact their representatives "TODAY!!!"............