But the striking line from McIlheran's post is this:
The Legislature may well open up a whole new avenue to sue the archdiocese over cases from the 1960s and wrongdoing by bishops long since dead or turfed into retirement. In which case Catholics will see their archdiocese's checkbook pretty much handed over to the plaintiffs' attorneys.
Yes, Patrick, the offenders might be dead or defrocked, but the victims still survive, and they are still dealing with the affects of the abuse they received. And aren't the victims what justice is for?