This Too Shall Not Pass: Church Opposes New Law Lifting The Statute of Limitations for Abuse

The Connecticut Catholic bishops have issued a dire warning to the faithful that a proposal to lift the statute of limitations for victims of Church abuse to sue would threaten their very religion, putting “all Church institutions, including your parish, at risk,” .


The Bishops warned that the right to sue “would undermine the mission of the Catholic Church in Connecticut, threatening our parishes, our schools, and our Catholic Charities.”

Under current Connecticut law, sexual abuse victims have 30 years past their 18th birthday to sue the Church.
The bill has some novel provisions. For example, anyone older than 48 who makes a sex abuse claim against the church would need to join an existing claim filed by someone 48 or younger. Older claimants would need to show substantial proof that they were abused. That itself raises some questions about the disparate treatment given victims. I have never seen such a provision in legislation.

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351 thoughts on “This Too Shall Not Pass: Church Opposes New Law Lifting The Statute of Limitations for Abuse”

  1. Byron,

    All I said was that the blog had a positive effect on him – I think he is more willing to engage now than he used to be.

  2. Bdaman:

    was that you in the red hat and green shirt driving the car? πŸ™‚

    Slarti:

    Bdaman has actually always had some good insights, it might be that you are learning something from Bdaman as well. I know I have.

  3. Buddah your intelligence is far beyond my comprehension. Could ya break it down for a brother into so simpler terms, I’m afraid like my parents just don’t understand. πŸ™‚

  4. Buddha,

    I’ve noticed the same thing about our bda friend lately – I think this blog is having a positive effect on him…

  5. bdatroll,

    And you too bear a resemblance to the non-trollish on occasion. Deceit is the mother of all propaganda, be it the propaganda of the rational or irrational.

  6. Another endorsement goneville

    Buddha Is Laughing 1, April 4, 2010 at 6:06 am

    duh,

    Nice job trying to smear goneville-n-keys, a rational poster kicking your ass, as Gerty. goneville-n-keys may not know that Gerty/Wayne/Bartlebee are all the same commonly acknowledged insane poster like regular readers might, but I sure noticed the insult.

    That’s just adorable!

    Too bad you tried it on someone for simply exposing your clownish teabaggery and not obviously needing mental help.

    Psst! If you’re going to intimate that someone is crazy, make sure they are acting like it first. Just a hint.

  7. Gyges,

    Because I think that is the interesting part of the issue.

    I’ll give you a better answer this evening – got to pay my taxes…

  8. Gyges,

    Since I am afflicted with a chronic case of SOS (Shiny Object Syndrome), my suggestion was probably just projection on my part. I’m disappointed that goneville said, ‘Screw you guys, I’m going home!’ just when I had finished lecturing him on logic and begun to address his ideas. I’m still willing to continue our discussion on free will – unless you choose to exercise free will by not engaging in the discussion (although that opens up the meta-discussion about that choice being an exercise of free will – I certainly don’t see it as having good-evil implications). I will do my best to match your 2-year old’s rationality (I can probably make fart jokes if necessary…).

  9. Slarti,

    I almost exclusively work nights. The thing that distracted me is only shiny in coin form. Well it was that and the promise of a more rational conversation with my 2 year old.

    He told me “Whoa, fart funny, says pffffttt.”

  10. Byron you got to admit that’s good, you know, bein a clown and everythang. The rodeo’s the fun part, like hidin behine da barrel.

    Just make sure, you neber get me poin’tn dat barrel at ya, are will get to the place where you and I started.

    Question: Now Where was that? do you know, I know, do you?

    Back in a bit

  11. Buddha,

    Apropos of your name, you’ve made me laugh – I’m on my way to a research meeting which will certainly make me think, all I need is to have my emotions moved to tears and I’ll have had a second good day in a row by Jimmy V’s standard…

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