Catholic Church Opposing States Pushing for End to Statute of Limitations on Childhood Sexual Abuse

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By Matthew A. McIntosh / 04.15.2016

More and more states are pushing for a law that to do away with statutes of limitations on prosecuting childhood sexual abuse.  Who could oppose this, right?

The Catholic Church, that’s who.  They do, after all, have quite a lot to lose.

They have given several reasons for opposing what is surely a hands-down “everyone supports this law”, not the least of which is that many alleged incidents happened too long ago.

Trevor Noah, on The Daily Show, recently addressed this very thing – and the best part of his spiel – “The Catholic Church thinks we shouldn’t punish people for crimes that happened a long time ago.  And yet, one woman ate an apple 6,000 years ago and we’re still paying for it.”:

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