Archdiocese of Philadelphia press conference over accused priests, SNAP responds

Archdiocese of Philadelphia press conference over accused priests, SNAP responds

We are shocked that fourteen months after a grand jury raised concerns over 37 accused priests only 8 of these cases are resolved. 

Catholics, citizens, children and the accused priests deserve better.

This weekend Chaput should start visiting churches where the three priests with “unsubstantiated” allegations worked. He should beg victims, whistle-blowers and witnesses to come forward, share information, and get help.

Parishioners and the public should continue to be highly skeptical of the secretive internal church processes and redouble their efforts to get victims and witness to contact police and prosecutors. 

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  • commented 2012-05-06 12:24:23 -0500
    Your suggestion would be “the smart thing” for Chaput to do, but he only acts smart, when it comes to bringing his expensive legal team up from Denver and when he instructs his lobbyists to fight against Statutes of Limitations being lifted in States like Colorado and PA, where he controls large archdiocese. Chaput is “SMART” when it comes to dealing with Church politics, but not so smart when it comes down to taking positive actions towards those abused.
  • commented 2012-05-05 07:43:11 -0500
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