This Act closed on July 17th. Thank you to all who participated!
What: Journalist Tom Fox of the National Catholic Reporter has disclosed that he is a survivor of childhood sexual abuse at the hands of a Catholic priest. As publisher of the National Catholic Reporter, Tom has long been a driving force behind the publication's dedicated work to expose sex crimes in the Catholic Church. Let's show our support of his brave decision to share his story!
Why: No publication has worked longer or harder to expose Catholic Church officials' abuse of children and cover-ups of these crimes than the National Catholic Reporter. This momentous and risky work would not be possible without Tom Fox's persistence, courage, and compassion. Even though he faced criticism and hostility for being involved in the Reporter's vital work, Tom has now decided to publicly disclose his own story of being sexually abused by a Catholic priest. Let's applaud this brave decision, support him as he continues to heal from the heinous crime committed against him, and show our appreciation for his tireless dedication to exposing Church officials' crimes!
How to complete Act 23: Comment on the article -
As you formulate your letter or plan what you want to say, consider these key points:
- Applaud Tom Fox's brave decision to speak out about his abuse at the hands of a Catholic priest.
- Thank him for his tireless and compassionate work to expose abuse and the cover-up of sex crimes in the Catholic Church.
- Express support for Tom and his loved ones.
Or copy and paste this statement of support:
I applaud Tom Fox's brave decision to speak out about his abuse, and thank him for his tireless dedication to exposing abuse and the cover-up of sex crimes in the Catholic Church. He and his loved ones deserve our support and compassion.
When: Please take action by Friday, July 17.
Wait - you're not finished yet! Once you've completed the action, in order to get credit for this Act, you must do two things:
1) Check the box below that says "I Completed Act 23."
2) Show the team what you did! Copy and paste your comment into the blue section below marked COMMENTS.
And let us know if you have questions - we're here to help! Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or concerns.
Remember – your voice counts! When we expose the lies, we stand up for victims and take power away from the abusers. When we all speak out together, we create a movement that the world cannot ignore.
So let’s SNAP into action!
SNAP Action Team