A man who’s suing the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Newark, alleging a priest sexually molested him more than 30 years ago, wants the state to change the statute of limitations in such cases….
The bill’s fate in the Legislature is uncertain. The bill’s sponsor, Democratic state Sen. Joseph Vitale, said he’s “somewhat optimistic” it could pass but some lawmakers have raised concerns with him about ending the civil statute of limitations outright.
The biggest hurdle, he said, is church opposition to changing the law.
“This is a process where I think most members have evolved in their thinking about his,” he said. “It’s taken years to get where we are.”