Abuse victims deserve their day in court

By John Amato

There is absolutely no logical reason why our politicians in Albany could not have passed that bill to end the statute of limitations for those adults who had been molested as children by pedophile priests and others.

What is the matter with these elected officials? Are they afraid of the great and powerful Catholic church? This bill should have been enacted—now. Once again the bishops, cardinals and other church hierarchy can get away with continuing to protect those priests who molested thousands of innocent children for decades.

Cardinal Timothy Dolan and Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio, who are the heads of the Archdiocese of New York and the Brooklyn/Queens Diocese, should be ashamed of themselves and should step down immediately from their respective positions. They are hypocrites in clerics’ clothing who have continued to protect these pedophile priests.

John Amato

Fresh Meadows

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