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Catholic reform group urges tougher laws against abusive priests

[JURIST] Voice of the Faithful [advocacy website], a Catholic lay reform group with some 30,000 members nationwide, approved a resolution on Sunday at its first national meeting [meeting website] in three years calling for tougher laws against clergy sex abuse [JURIST news archive]. Louisiana and Ohio currently have legislation pending that would extend the time period for reporting abuse. Catholic bishops have, however, lobbied against the Ohio bill, and they are expected to reject many of the group's proposals as well. AP has more.

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