Efrem Grail, an attorney representing an individual named in the report, has written that "There is simply no reason why speed in this entire proceeding will lead to anything other than injustice and confusion."
Witnesses who testified to the grand jury want the report "to bring sweeping change, forcing their abusers and the church to be accountable and take responsibility. They hope it encourages other victims who haven't come forward after years of dealing alone with their trauma to get the help they need. They also hope it propels lawmakers to change Pennsylvania law to give prosecutors more time to pursue charges against child predators and victims more time to sue for damages," according to the Associated Press.
The US Conference of Catholic Bishops adopted in 2002 a Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People, which has been the foundation for the efforts to provide a safe environment in the Church in the US.
The charter obligates all compliant dioceses and eparchies to provide resources both for victims of abuse and resources for abuse prevention. Each year, the USCCB releases an extensive report on the dioceses and eparchies, including an audit of all abuse cases and allegations, and recommended policy guidelines for dioceses. The guidelines of the current charter have been implemented in every US diocese.
The charter has been continually updated, including earlier this year.
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has said its stay order will be revisited "when the proceedings before it have advanced to a stage at which either the petitions for review can be resolved, or an informed and fair determination can be made as to whether a continued stay is warranted."
Petitioners must submit briefs to the court by July 10, and the attorney general is to respond by July 13.