PA Catholic Schools Lobbying Against Child Sex Abuse Bill
We are in the midst of a broad Catholic Church lobbying campaign to squash House Bill 1947, which passed the House in April and would eliminate the statute of limitations for criminal cases of child sexual abuse and extend the statute for civil cases until the victim reaches age 50, retroactively, from the present age 30…
“I am horrified, disgusted, and sick to my stomach that the Archdiocese of Philadelphia instructed its principals to send the below information to the parents who have chosen to send our children to receive a Catholic education. I send my 7-year-old boy each day to the school expecting the principal and the teachers to protect him and guide him — not to shield the pedophiles that were for decades abusing boys, just like my 7-year-old, with the protection and systematic collusion of the Catholic Church.
“… The email below has opened my eyes to the fact that the systematic cover-up of the Church continues today and that Archbishop Chaput is continuing the Catholic tradition of putting pedophiles before our children.”
She told me she contacted other parents in her son’s class to make sure they understand what Chaput is doing. “It is not OK to do that to people who put trust in their faith leaders,” she said.
These are people who run the schools. Do they… do they ever just stop? Do they have no shame, or common decency? Or enough sense to shut up?