Mainstream news again reports that a bishop will not be prosecuted due to the statute of limitations in one particular state.
When will some reporter somewhere realize that in every archdiocese in the country the same pattern of cover-up, and aiding and abetting of pedophile priests took place, so the crimes of the bishops happened across state lines, on a national level.
The crimes of the bishops are Federal Crimes.
So instead of we as a nation just throwing up our hands and saying the statutes of limitations are past on state and county levels, why are there no FEDERAL INDICTMENTS of bishops all across the country, since they carried out their crimes in exactly the same manner in every archdiocese across the country?
This was criminal conspiracy on a national level. No county DA is ready to take on the Catholic Church, but the Federal Justice Department could.
(In response to this story in yesterday's L.A. Times: )
Jay Nelson of New Mexico sent me this comment Thur afternoon via email:
It's a lovely dream. If we could find a real Elliot Ness federal
ANOTHER comment came in by email from Gerald Slevin:
Hello Kay: Thanks for your call on your website for a Federal investigation of the US bishops' abuse cover-up. You may find of interest my related statement of today, "How Much Longer Can the Vatican Avoid Priest Sex Abuse?", accessible at http://wp.me/P2YEZ3-fj
Please consider posting my statement or a portion of it or link to it on your site. Thanks so much for this and for all you do.