Eliminate Statutes of Limitation in Childhood Sexual Abuse Cases: A Litmus Test for the Vatican

The members of Congress have seen no evil, heard no evil and spoken not at all since the Boston Globe first broke the news of the fraud perpetrated on one Catholic family after another by Catholics' own bishops.  The letter ignores the elephant in the Capitol, where high-flown rhetoric about the sexual degradation of children is not unusual.  It is only abuse by clergy that Congress has chosen to ignore.

If the Pope believes in truth and protection for the vulnerable, his letter to the bishops will order them to become advocates for children in the legislatures by endorsing statutes of limitations reform.  If his letter lacks this legislative agenda, the Vatican will have failed the litmus test for the protection of children.  Again.

5/12/2011 4:00:00 AM