Quote Originally Posted by Elspeth View Post
In California and certain other states, the Catholic hierarchy (not the rank and file like me) actually worked against increasing the statute of limitations.
The Catholic Church is a big target and deep pocket, as well as being quite unpopular in some circles which might include a great many lawmakers. It would not necessarily be damning if the Catholic Church worked to keep statutes of limitations in place. Surely Dow Chemical and Exxon have also worked to keep statutes of limitations in effect to prevent aggressive and zealous environmentalists from attacking them on every imaginable legal front.

And BTW, it annoys me to have to come to the defense of the Vatican and its minions, but I will also point out that a tiny fraction of priests have even been accused of sexual impropriety (of any sort) and amongst those who have, many of the allegations have failed to be proven.