Catholic Church fights against statute of limitation for sex abuse
Is anyone really surprised by this headline? Considering the fact that the Catholic Church has always exploited the fact there exists a statute of limitation for child rape, it’s really no surprise they are fighting a number of bills that would eliminate this convenient legal loophole. What worried them the most is the fact that victims could now sue offending priests retroactively, and this has the Church shitting bricks.
Michael C. Culhane, spokesman for the Connecticut Catholic Conference, testified last year that changing the rules retroactively was not fair. “We therefore request that any changes be prospective and not have any retrospective effect,” Culhane said in 2010.
So not fair! Think about all those molesters that could be brought to justice after they were so careful not to get caught in the time alloted. It’s almost like giving someone a cookie and then taking it away before they get to take a bite. Oh the humanity!
Bye asked Culhane why no other institution, beyond the church, had any problem with the bill. Culhane said he did not know why.
I think I can venture a guess: the systematic cover-up on every level of the church would make many high ranking officials also culpable of these crimes. It’s more than just the abuse going on: it’s also the effort of the Church to shield these evil men from prosecution, and this is what the Church fears.