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Bishop Backbone Campbell Fights For Statute of Limitations

Former Saint Paul/Minneapolis auxiliary bishop Frederick Campbell is fighting hard in Ohio against a bill that would allow people to sue for abuse cases going as far back as 1970.


Columbus Bishop Frederick Campbell and other church officials testified Thursday to a House committee. Church officials have been lobbying against the bill since the Senate passed it unanimously in March.

Bishop Campbell said the bill could be unconstitutional and would not protect children in the future.

"This undermines a fundamental right to a fair defense of a case," Bishop Campbell said. "Some of the people involved may even be dead."

An advocate for the victims said the lineup of those scheduled to speak is significant for who's missing — more Ohio bishops.


You can bet he's longing for those peaceful days at the Saint Paul Seminary right now, but kudos to him for taking a stand for the church on such an unpopular issue!

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