Child Victims Act set to be introduced in NYS Legislature

*EXCLUSIVE: Revised, tougher Child Victims Act set to be introduced in NYS Legislature* Kenneth Lovett  Albany Bureau Chief  Jan 22, 2019 Daily News EXCLUSIVE:

Revised, tougher Child Victims Act set to be introduced in NYS Legislature https://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/ny-pol-child-victims-act-hoylman-rosenthal-20190122-story.html The latest draft obtained by the Daily News would raise the top age that a child sex abuse survivor can bring a civil lawsuit to 55, up from the current 23. Going forward, the bill also does away with a requirement that a minor abused at a public institution like a school must file within 90 days of the attack of an intent to sue. Under the latest draft, someone sexually assaulted at a public institution would be able to bring a civil lawsuit up to his or her 55th birthday. The draft also includes a one-year lookback window to revive old cases that under current law cannot be filed. The latest draft includes language designed to ensure that window will be open to those abused at both private and public institutions. After more than a decade-and-a-half of intense lobbying—and the Democrats now controlling both houses of the Legislature–survivors and advocates could see a vote on the Child Victims Act within a week or two, insiders say.

Join us for our Mary Magdalene Celebration 7-21-16 with the Upper Room Community

CTA members and friends of the Capital District are invited to Celebrate the feast of Mary Magdalene as we join with the Upper Room Community in Troy this year.

This year the Upper Room Community will prepare the Mary of Magdala celebration. We will begin our celebration at 7:00pm. at the Upper Room in Troy, NY.  For this celebration, wear a colorful stole or scarf and we will celebrate Eucharist together.

The Upper Room is located next to Brown’s Brewery.  (map) Some of you may want to meet before or after for dinner.

http://www.inclusivecatholiccommunity-nycr.org/

 Here is the address:

Upper Room Inclusive Catholic Community

415 River Street, Second Floor

Troy, NY 12180

handicap accessible


Ordination Vigil Buffalo NY

Congratulations to the wonderful group of Call to Action members in Western NY CTA who conducted a vigil for the rights of women in the Catholic Church on Ordination Day in Buffalo last Saturday, 5-28-16.

Click on the arrow in the image below for a musical treat. Be sure your speaker volume is up.