Statement regarding Nov. 5 Star Tribune article

| November 7, 2013 | 0 Comments

Dear Friends in Christ,

Today [Nov. 5], the Minneapolis StarTribune published an article regarding the Minnesota Religious Council (MRC). As you may know, the MRC is a coalition of Minnesota churches from several denominations, led by a Lutheran pastor, that has worked together for common causes since the early 1990s.

The MRC, along with dozens of organizations that provide programming and care for minors, had serious concerns about the appropriateness of lifting the statute of limitations for organizations that serve children in Minnesota. For this reason, the MRC, and many others, lobbied to protect the rights of youth-serving organizations to defend themselves and to support measures that would genuinely protect young people.

While the Archdiocese funded much of the costs of the MRC, there were many churches that supported the cause as members and leaders.

More importantly, all of the churches that are part of the MRC have a deep, heartfelt commitment to creating and maintaining safe environments and protecting minors. This is within the core of all of our faiths. The MRC lobbying regarding the statute of limitations in no way alters or minimizes this important commitment of our faiths.

In Christ, Bishop Lee Piché

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