November 23, 2011

Bury the lead much?

Milwaukee Archbishop Jerome Listecki signaled this week that the church would oppose some of those claims, because they are beyond the statute of limitations, but would continue to pay therapy and counseling costs for victims. That move could potentially bar victims from some of the church's most notorious offenders, such as the late Father Lawrence Murphy, who is believed to have molested as many as 200 deaf boys over the years, from being compensated through the bankruptcy.
Seventeenth of 17 paragraphs.

Also, where's Wisconsin Senator and constitutional expert Ron Johnson? He opposes those legal reforms that favor victims of child sexual abuse.


Jb said...

It would be fascinating to hear Johnson's opinion on laws maintaining the statute of limitations for priests after the Penn State debacle, which, unlike the church scandal, actually triggered outrage at institutional child abuse.

In the current climate Johnson's remark now look reprehensible.

illusory tenant said...

Maybe he'll be back to testify again.