My Catholic Church has endeavored to hide behind the concept of a Statute of Limitations in its defense against suits brought by victims of sexual abuse at the hands of its priests. This embarrasses me to no end and adds to the despair that all Catholics share regarding the sexual atrocities that were allowed covered up and enabled by Church leadership.
I do not remember reading about a Statute of Limitations in the Baltimore Catechism but I do remember reading about the concept of mortal sin. It seems to me that, if the Church continues to hide behind legal technicalities in order to avoid bankrupting the Church this will only add to the number of mortal sins that have been committed by our Church leaders. Catholics must take back the Church from these people who would destroy it.