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MN--Abuse victims to leaflet Crookston cathedral

Abuse victims to leaflet Crookston cathedral

Convicted predator will soon be back on the job

Despite priest’s guilt, Vatican officials have lifted his suspension

Group wants to find other “victims, witnesses or whistleblowers

SNAP: “Another criminal case is our only chance to protect children


As church-goers leave mass and go to mass, clergy sex abuse victims will hand out fliers at Crookston’s biggest Catholic church. “For the safety of kids,” the leaflets urge

--anyone who saw, suspected or suffered clergy sex crimes or cover ups to call police immediately, especially by a convicted priest who molested kids in northwestern Minnesota but is being put back on the job, and

--parishioners to insist that Crookston Catholic officials help with this “outreach effort.”

The group will also call on “Vatican bureaucrats” to “reverse their decision, re-instate the predator priest’s suspension, and help law enforcement charge and convict him again.”

MN--Victims to leaflet about notorious predator priest

For immediate release: Thursday, April 14, 2016

For more information: David Clohessy (314-566-9790 cell,, Barbara Dorris (314-503-0003 cell,

Abuse victims to leaflet parishes

They’re worried about convicted predator

Despite priest’s guilt, Vatican lifted his suspension

Group wants to find other “victims, witnesses or whistleblowers

SNAP: “Another criminal case is our only chance to protect other kids

Weeks ago, Vatican officials lifted the suspension of a Catholic priest who pled guilty to child sex crimes last year in Minnesota.

IL--Victims praise judge for looking at recent Hastert wrongs

For immediate release: Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Statement by David Clohessy of St. Louis, Director of SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (314 566 9790314 645 5915 home,

We’re glad a judge will consider Denny Hastert’s most recent wrongdoing – his attempt to frame a man he molested as a child – when he sentences the politician. This is the second worst crime Hastert committed, second only to his repeated child sex crimes.

KY--Victims to protest huge Protestant conference

Victims to protest huge Protestant conference

Several controversial ministers are set to speak

Their denomination is accused of hiding predators

It’s now based in Louisville and has 70 churches as members

Group says ministers’ roles “will deter others from reporting abuse

SNAP: “And it rubs salt into the deep wounds of those hurt on their watch”   


Holding signs, clergy sex abuse victims and their supporters will hand leaflets to church members outside a big Protestant conference. The fliers urge attendees to

--tell conference organizers they’re wrong to let a minister who’s accused of hiding child sex crimes speak at the event, and

--boycott conference sessions led by several controversial clergymen

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