PA - Catholic official's conviction overturned

Statement by Barbara Dorris, SNAP Outreach Director, 314-862-7688 SNAPdorris@gmail.com

For immediate release: Thursday, December 26, 2013

Once again, another high-ranking Catholic official who repeatedly endangered kids and enabled predators is escaping punishment.  

We are heart-sick over this decision and we applaud prosecutors for appealing it. We know thousands of betrayed Catholics and wounded victims will be disheartened by this news.

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_PRIEST_ABUSE_APPEAL?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT

This ruling gives corrupt Catholic officials encouragement to continue deceiving police, stonewalling prosecutors, ignoring victims, destroying evidence, fabricating alibis, hiding crimes, and protecting pedophiles.

If kids are to be safer, we need to hold employers more responsible, not less responsible, for putting innocent children in harm’s way.

It’s already very hard for victims to find the courage and strength to report to law enforcement. This decision, if it stands, will make it even harder.

Contact - David Clohessy (314-566-9790 cell, SNAPclohessy@aol.com), Barbara Dorris (314-862-7688 home, 314-503-0003 cell, SNAPdorris@gmail.com), Barbara Blaine (312-399-4747SNAPblaine@gmail.com)

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commented 2013-12-26 20:53:38 -0600 · Flag
It’s been going on for years in the Pittsburgh Diocese. There are simply enough corrupt politicians and enough Roman Coward Catholics that anything can be covered-up for the sake of a nuisance church.

http://mikeference.blogspot.com/2013/12/red-flags.html

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commented 2013-12-26 20:53:38 -0600 · Flag
It’s been going on for years in the Pittsburgh Diocese. There are simply enough corrupt politicians and enough Roman Coward Catholics that anything can be covered-up for the sake of a nuisance church.

http://mikeference.blogspot.com/2013/12/red-flags.html

Please pass this information forward.
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