Detroit Bishop said he was sexually abused by priest
January 11, 2006
The Roman Catholic Church really needs to deal with the whole issue of priests who engage in child sexual abuse. Case in point is today's Detroit Free Press story where Bishop Thomas Gumbleton discloses that he was abused as a high school student.
This again raises the question of whether the statute of limitations on such cases should be eliminated in state law.
A friend of mine who was traumatized by such abuse tried to get that done in the Michigan Legislature. His effort got gummed up by media attention and other issues and never got beyond first base.
There's a moral obligation of the church to protect kids, pure and simple.
The question remains about what happened way in the past. Can it be made right for the victims?
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