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Opinion piece: Those abused in childhood need law to pursue justice

Letter to the editor published in The News Journal June 7, 2007 For those of us who attended prior hearings on similar legislation, the state Senate hearing on Senate Bill 29 was an epiphany. We witnessed the fact that victims of childhood sexual abuse are no longer willing to have experts and advocates testify on … Continue reading

Opinion piece: Support needed for victims’ rights bill to become law

Letter to the editor published in The News Journal June 5, 2007 I share the views of two recent letter-writers who eloquently stated that concern about child predators far outweighs the fears about S.B. 29 and that if we neglect the abused, the price will be much higher for the Catholic Church than any presumed … Continue reading

Opinion piece: One lone priest supported Senate bill on sexual abuse

Letter to the editor published in The News Journal June 2, 2007 I would like to express my thanks to those members of both the House and Senate for hours upon hours spent in listening to the testimonies and views of the citizens of Delaware with regard to Senate Bill 29. The coverage of the … Continue reading

News: Sexual-abuse statute bill hearing to resume May 29

From staff reports Posted on Delawareonline.com on Wednesday, May 23, 2007 DOVER — The House Judiciary Committee will continue its hearing on a bill that would eliminate the civil statute of limitations in cases of child sexual abuse at 1 p.m. May 29. Time ran out before even half of those who wished to comment … Continue reading

Opinion piece: This Catholic can absorb the harm to church by S.B. 29

Letter to the editor, published in The News Journal, May 21, 2007 I was one of many Delawareans in Dover to hear public comments concerning S.B. 29 that would eliminate a statute of limitations in sexual abuse cases. One of the views presented by a Delaware priest suggested this bill could hurt parishes, our churches … Continue reading

Opinion piece: Concern about child predators outweighs fears about S.B. 29

Letter to the editor, published in The News Journal, May 19, 2007 Senate Bill 29 is intended to protect all children in Delaware from predators. However, other than the insurance companies, we have only one well-funded, determined, institution that is fighting against the protection sought in S.B. 29 — the Catholic Diocese of Wilmington. In … Continue reading

Opinion piece: LOOKING BACK FOR JUSTICE

Letter to the Editor published in Commonweal Magazine on May 18, 2007 My stomach turned as I read the title of Mark A. Sargent’s article, “Vengence Time: When Abuse Victims Squander Their Moral Authority” (April 20). Since 2002, when I first became involved in supporting men and women who were victims of clergy abuse,I have … Continue reading

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