THE CATHOLIC CHURCH SPENTS MILLIONS TO PREVENT LAWS THAT COULD HELP VICTIMS OF SEXUAL ABUSE SEEK JUSTICE

By: Leon Kwasi Kuntuo-Asare In late 2018 Pope Francis, while speaking about victims of church sexual abuse, said: “the pain of the victims and their families is also our pain, and so it is urgent that we once more reaffirm our commitment to ensure the protection of minors and of vulnerable adults”. Despite, that statement by the leader of the Catholic church, which could sound inspirational to advocates for victims of sexual abuse, the church actually spent over $10 million dollars lobbying against bills that could make the church responsible criminally and civilly for the heinous crimes of their clergy. According to a new study that was revealed by CBS News, in the eastern part of the United States, between … Continue reading THE CATHOLIC CHURCH SPENTS MILLIONS TO PREVENT LAWS THAT COULD HELP VICTIMS OF SEXUAL ABUSE SEEK JUSTICE