With debate over communion: Yet another reason for the Catholic church to lose members | Dick Polman
The church opposes the death penalty on principle, but has never sought to deny communion to Catholic politicians who support it.
‘These victims want their day in court’: In surprise move, state Senate poised to vote this week on statute of limitations reform.
The bills resemble legislation that died in the Senate in October 2018, when Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati, R-Jefferson, declined to bring them to the floor for a vote -- a move that outraged victims and their advocates.
Catholic Church sex abuse: The difference a Pennsylvania grand jury made in lives of survivors | Opinion
By Brian Clites It has been one year since the Pennsylvania grand jury report named 300 sexually abusive Roman Catholic priests in the state. After an 18-month investigation, the grand jury concluded that “over one thousand child victims were identifiable, from the church’s own records.” At the same time, the jury also noted that the […]
Turzai’s budget season fast one: Catholic church gets an exemption on adoptions by same-sex couples| John L. Micek
The language is apparently destined for the Human Services Code, according to the Pennsylvania Catholic Conference. Turzai would only say that he's seeking a legislative remedy.
House-passed statute of limitations bills are ‘Trojan horses’ of reform. Here’s why | Opinion
These aren't quick or sure-fire remedies.
Pa. House committees advance more grand jury recommendations on Catholic clergy abuse
The votes came less than a week after the full chamber gave the OK to a civil window for older sex abuse victims.
Lawmakers are taking a new approach to give older child sex abuse victims the chance to sue
A House committee advanced bills from two members who are survivors of childhood sexual abuse Monday, as the lawmakers seek justice for minor victims.