Catholic Church spent $2M on major N.Y. lobbying firms to block child-sex law reform

The New York State Capitol
The New York State Capitol

I grew up Catholic. In many regards I still consider myself Catholic. I even at one point considered becoming a priest.The Catholic Church does much good, I can attest. It however has a dark side which few I think would deny.

(From The New York Daily News)

Filings show the lobbyists were retained, in part, to work on issues associated with “statute of limitations” and “timelines for commencing certain civil actions related to sex offenses.” Other issues included parochial school funding and investment tax credits.

“They are willing to spend limitless money in order to basically keep bad guys from being accountable for their actions,” said Melanie Blow, chief operations officer of the Stop Abuse Campaign. “I think they’re doing it because they don’t want to have to pay out settlements.”

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