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Delays and Limitations in Clergy Abuse Cases

James T. O’Reilly and Margaret S. P. Chalmers

in The Clergy Sex Abuse Crisis and the Legal Responses

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780199937936
eISBN:
9780199350209
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199937936.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology, Private International Law

Many abuse cases became public years after the sex act, so law limiting “stale” suits often barred recovery. Lobbying for reopening cases worked in some states, despite the churches‘ efforts to block ... More


Impact of Abuse Cases on External Relations of the Catholic Church

James T. O’Reilly and Margaret S. P. Chalmers

in The Clergy Sex Abuse Crisis and the Legal Responses

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780199937936
eISBN:
9780199350209
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199937936.003.0017
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology, Private International Law

The U.S. Catholic Church lost moral authority among elected officials and in government circles. Fights against reopening of the sex claim limit laws damaged the external image of the Church‘s ... More


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