As we await the release of a long-anticipated Pennsylvania grand jury report on hundreds of predatory priests, it is more important than ever to keep demanding that bishops act to end the secrecy and tell the truth about clergy sex abuse in the Catholic Church. And it is a reminder that the time is now for statute of limitations reform for child sexual abuse cases in Pennsylvania and everywhere else.
The redacted 900-page report is expected to include approximately 300 clergy abusers. We believe there are hundreds more, many of whom are in active ministry or still alive, meaning kids are in danger. Transparency and law changes that enable survivors to seek justice, expose predators and hold institutions accountable are vitally important.
And as Jeff Anderson says here in his video blog, it is time for the healing to begin.