IL- Cardinal George of Chicago passed away; SNAP responds

IL- Cardinal George of Chicago passed away; SNAP responds

For immediate release April 17, 2015

Statement by Barbara Blaine of Chicago, SNAP President and Founder - bblaine@snapnetwork.org; 312-455-1499 (office), 312-399-4747 (cell)

We extend our heartfelt sympathy to Chicago's Catholics and everyone grieving the loss of Cardinal George, including the many members and supporters of SNAP who are faithful Catholics who relied on George for guidance and prayer.

 http://abc7chicago.com/religion/francis-cardinal-george-dies-after-cancer-battle/666252/

We do not know how many children would not have had their innocence shattered by Fr Dan McCormack – and other predator priests- if George had done the right thing. Their preventable pain and suffering will, no doubt, haunt them for years to come.

We hope the lessons learned will be passed to George’s successors. During these difficult days for Chicagoland parishioners, we hope the faith that sustained George will provide consolation and peace to the Catholic community of Chicago.

(SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, is the world’s oldest and largest support group for clergy abuse victims. We were founded in 1988 and have more than 20,000 members. Despite the word “priest” in our title, we have members who were molested by religious figures of all denominations, including nuns, rabbis, bishops, and Protestant ministers. Our website is SNAPnetwork.org)

Contact - David Clohessy 314-566-9790, davidgclohessy@gmail.com, Barbara Dorris 314-503-0003, bdorris@SNAPnetwork.org, Barbara Blaine 312-399-4747, bblaine@SNAPnetwork.org

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  • commented 2015-04-19 10:59:50 -0500
    Cardinal George was one of the greatest pedophile protectors in the history of the despicable Catholic church, running Chicago’s Catholic organized crime syndicate of childrape for 17 years. He admitted in 2014 that he and his bishops and priests in Chicago had hidden, moved and protected ANOTHER 36 child raping priests in addition to the 30 that they admitted earlier in the year, in absolutely BRUTAL defiance of Jesus in Matt 18:6-14.

    Since Catholics never “seek the truth”, here’s some proof http://news.nationalpost.com/2014/11/07/child-abuse-is-a-sin-files-on-36-pedophile-priests-show-how-chicago-archdiocese-hid-sex-assault-allegations/ Of course, he was also filthy rich, living in a $14 mansion, in complete defiance of Jesus in Matt 19:21. Cardinal George is at the bottom of the ocean for eternity, or worse, according to Jesus Matt 18:6
  • commented 2015-04-18 14:36:56 -0500
    I too had my doubts about this post and I rarely doubt SNAP.
    I’m going to have to do some research on Cardinal George.
  • commented 2015-04-18 14:36:51 -0500
    I too had my doubts about this post and I rarely doubt SNAP.
    I’m going to have to do some research on Cardinal George.
  • commented 2015-04-18 14:36:45 -0500
    I too had my doubts about this post and I rarely doubt SNAP.
    I’m going to have to do some research on Cardinal George.
  • commented 2015-04-18 07:20:22 -0500
    This is an undeniable example of ‘The Stockholm Syndrome’.
    You know for a FACT that this sinister elderly virgin is guilty of the deaths and torture of innocent children and yet you still have empathy for him!
    A criminal is a criminal. A crime is a crime. This subject point must clearly be understood.
    The solution to bring a stop to this tyranny against innocent victims is not to honor the perpetrators. They need to be condemned for their compliance and adding and abetting in these crimes against humanity that this organization says it fights for. The leadership of SNAP is a wonderful group of people, but this is a serious chink in your amour and it has to stop immediately for the sake of child safety.

    Sincerely,
    John Duffin.
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