KC bishop tries to gut MO child protection law; SNAP responds
Just once, we'd love to see an accused Catholic official defend himself on the merits, not on technicalities.
If Bishop Finn succeeds in his latest legal maneuver, Missouri will be a more dangerous place for kids. If he guts the state law requiring many adults to report suspected child sex crimes, that will no doubt lead to more child sex crimes and more child molesters going undetected.
No one denies the crux of this case: Finn and his top aides refused to tell police about child sex crimes for at least five months. That's the plain and simple truth. So it's hard to imagine a judge dismissing such obvious and self-serving wrongdoing that led to more kids being exploited and hurt. We hope common sense, not Bishop Finn, prevails.
Read the story here: http://www.kansascity.com/2012/02/15/3432229/kc-bishops-legal-team-fights-to.html
SNAP will be Representing Clergy Abuse Survivors in Rome!
We are taking the fight to Rome and are standing up for all survivors on a world stage! From February 19-25, Board President Tim Lennon, Seattle Leader Mary Dispenza, Los Angeles Leader Esther Hatfield Miller and Austin Leader Carol Midboe will be traveling to Rome for Pope Francis' Papal Abuse Summit.
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