Archdiocese seeks to shorten window for abuse claims

Archdiocese seeks to shorten window for abuse claims

By Elizabeth Mohr,  emohr@pioneerpress.com, Posted:   04/14/2015 07:30:06 AM CDT, TwinCities.com

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, which has filed for bankruptcy protection in the face of clergy abuse claims, is asking the court to sidestep a state law and reduce the window for victims' claims by about nine months.

Minnesota lawmakers decided that victims of past child sexual abuse should have more time to file lawsuits and hold their abusers accountable, no matter how long ago the abuse occurred. The Legislature suspended the statute of limitations and created a three-year window, ending in May 2016.

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  • commented 2015-04-14 14:44:45 -0500
    I don’t believe archbishop Nienstedt when he says he prays for the victims of sexual abuse. Most Roman Catholic clergy are too selfish to care about anybody but themselves and their careers. Praying for their victims isn’t the best option either. Paying compensation to victims & helping law enforcement to put abusers & their enablers behind bars for a long time is a far better option.
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