N.Y. bill lifts limits on suing church over abuse

ROCHESTER, N.Y. -- The New York State Catholic Conference has mounted a statewide campaign to educate Catholics about a bill that would temporarily waive the state's civil statute of limitations on suing individuals and private institutions over child sexual abuse.

The Child Victims Act of New York -- also known as the Markey bill -- also would lengthen the period in which alleged victims may sue individuals and private organizations for child sexual abuse in the future.