- Sep 18, 2020
New York’s Catholic Conference supports alternative legislation that would eliminate the criminal statute of limitations on child sex crimes and give victims until they are 28 to file civil suits. It would not create a window for civil molestation lawsuits now barred by the statute of limitations.
Back in April, the Uruguayan bishops set up a dedicated phone-line to allow victims of sex abuse by priests to step forward and make complaints. At their plenary meeting Wednesday, the bishops announced that as a result dozens of cases have come to light.
Calling sexual abuse by priests “nauseating” and a sin that has “gravely wounded the Church,” Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York has launched a compensation plan for victims, although advocacy groups are calling it “another tactic designed to fend off disclosure.”