Alleged victims of clergy sex abuse say they hope to get closure through the court system.
Just as church ended Sunday morning at the downtown Cathedral, members of Central Illinois' Survivor Network of those Abused by Priests or SNAP passed out pamphlets to parishioners.
They were notifying them of a recent appellate court ruling that reversed a decision that said victims waited too long to allege their abuse.
"All we won here was a day in court. We haven't won anything yet, and we're asking Bishop Jenky to please not take this to the Supreme Court. If he just lets us have our day in court if we win, we win, if we lose we lose," SNAP Leader Jeffrey Jones says.
Jones says he along with others were sexually abused when they were kids by Catholic priests.
Our attempts to contact the Peoria diocese for a response were unsuccessful.