February 13, 2006

Molestation victims who killed themselves recalled

Rocky Mountain News

By Bianca Prieto, Rocky Mountain News
February 13, 2006
Barbara Blaine stood outside of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception on East Colfax Avenue during a small candlelight vigil Sunday evening to honor suicide victims.

She held tightly to pictures of boys who said Catholic priests had molested them, young men who later committed suicide.

Blaine, president of Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, is in Denver for a few days in part to testify on behalf of Senate Bill 143 and its companion House Bill 1088.

A Senate committee hearing is scheduled for today for SB 143.

The House and Senate measures would lift the statute of limitations for prosecuting sex abuse cases, even those decades old, involving churches and nonprofits.

Posted by kshaw at February 13, 2006 07:54 AM