Can justice heal scars of sexual abuse by a priest?
Nothing damages a child more than betrayal of trust.
Failure by a person who is supposed to love and/or protect the child leaves lifelong scars.
Knowing that, it is painful to read that a state grand jury is poised to deliver “the worst report ever” on child abuse in the Catholic Church in six dioceses, including Harrisburg.
State Rep. Mark Rozzi, D-Berks, who counts himself as a survivor of clergy abuse, said the grand jury had no trouble finding witnesses to testify. His hope is that the report will prompt the Legislature to pass laws allowing victims to get justice despite the passage of time.
“It’s going to continue to shed light on the need to eliminate the statute of limitations and give all these victims a voice and access to justice,” said Jennifer Storm, the state victim advocate.