• Victims, Roman Catholic Church spar over NY sex abuse bill

    Victims, Roman Catholic Church spar over NY sex abuse bill

    • Mar 5, 2017

    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.

  • Uruguayan Church hotline unearths dozens of abuse cases

    Uruguayan Church hotline unearths dozens of abuse cases

    • Nov 18, 2016

    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.