If you’re still Catholic….

You must be on crack.

Hartford, Connecticut (CNN) — A bill in Connecticut’s legislature that would remove the statute of limitations on child sexual abuse cases has sparked a fervent response from the state’s Roman Catholic bishops, who released a letter to parishioners Saturday imploring them to oppose the measure.

The proposed change to the law would put “all Church institutions, including your parish, at risk,” says the letter, which was signed by Connecticut’s three Roman Catholic bishops.

The letter is posted on the Web site of the Connecticut Catholic Public Affairs Conference, the public policy and advocacy office of Connecticut’s Catholic bishops. It asks parishioners to contact their legislators in opposition of the bill.

The “legislation would undermine the mission of the Catholic Church in Connecticut, threatening our parishes, our schools, and our Catholic Charities,” the letter says. (source)

Yes, because if they don’t get away with raping children, it undermines the mission of the Church.

H/T: Clint

6 Responses to If you’re still Catholic….

  1. Ken says:

    “Because it hurts the Church” is a lousy reason to oppose the change.

    “Because some concept of repose is an important part of due process of law” is a better one.

    • I agree…. and quite frankly, I agree with that position.

      Nevertheless, the Church ought to STFU about it. No better way to piss in the face of the people who were abused than to ask the remaining members of the church to organize against this change in the law.

      Its just sick. Sick sick sick.

  2. Clint says:

    I’m honored to have a hat tip in my direction from such a great blog :) Thanks :)

  3. Justin T. says:

    The church is taking a stance on a pending political issue? Time to re-examine their tax exempt status.

    • Agreed. I think that churches should be able to take stances on political issues, but there’s no reason for those deadbeats to get away without paying taxes.

    • Justin says:

      Exactly. Take whatever ridiculous stance you want (see generally: birth control, papal infallibility, etc. ad nauseum), but if you want to tell people how to vote on something, you gotta pay for that privilege.

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