‘Fading memories’ are not the issue when it comes to sexual abuse

The Day

March 28, 2019

This is regarding the article, “Legislators looking to help older victims of priest abuse get settlements,” (March 17).

Christopher Healy, executive director of The Connecticut Catholic Conference and lobbyist for the Archdiocese of Hartford is quoted. Healy states the archdiocese feels the current law is “fair and just to handle all claims” and adds that “fading memories and lack of evidence are part of the archdiocese’s position.”

As a reporter who has interviewed many survivors of church related sexual abuse for an ongoing television documentary project, all the survivors I’ve interviewed have precise, vivid, painful memories and documented evidence of their decades-old sexual abuse at the hands of priests.

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