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Thursday, June 3, 2010

Catholic Lobbyist Downplays Clergy Abuse Crisis as Actions of A Few Individuals 50 Years Ago

In today's NY Times re state lawmakers rejecting Child Victims Act fifth time:

Dennis Poust, the communications director of the New York State Catholic Conference, said the vote represented an emerging consensus that time limits on legal liability were an important civil rights protection. The conference is the policy arm of the state’s Catholic bishops, the bill’s most formidable opponents.

“You cannot ask institutions to take responsibility for the failures of a few individuals whose actions took place 40 and 50 years ago,” Mr. Poust said. (Continue Reading here )

CofA: They keep getting away with this lie. If these crimes only involve a "few individuals," how did they add up to five thousand priests in the USA and perpetrators emerging in other countries?

There was an epidemic of pedophilia among priests and the Catholic Church turned these perverts loose in American communities. Now because people do not want to insult other people's religion, they are getting away with it.

What a great cover for a criminal, wear a priest's robes, you can get away with anything.

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