SNAP Media Events
- Victims to Dolan: “Stop attacking victims”
- Cardinal lashes out at teenager on his blog
- And he calls prominent self help group “liars”
- Offensive comments have “chilling effect,” SNAP says
- Organization wants an apology & removal from website
- Group also wants Dolan to denounce “hardball legal tactics”
- Victim pushes bishops to act
- Her perpetrator was just arrested in India
- Prelate “fakes cooperation” with cops, she maintains
- "He did nothing to help catch or warn about predator," she says
- SNAP: "She's a rarity: a young college student who's speaking out"
- Group releases petitions signed by Catholics backing fugitive priest
- Bishops reportedly approved new “hardball” strategy v. SNAP
- Group tells top church officials: “Go after predators, not victims”
- It begs Catholics and citizens for help in fighting “unprecedented attacks”
- And it urges St. Louis archbishop to “come clean” about who’s behind the moves
- Victims blast Catholic hierarchy
- Church tries to get self-help group’s records
- Bishops reportedly approved new “hardball” strategy
- SNAP: “Dolan should denounce & stop this chilling move”
- Victims tell top Catholic officials: “Go after predators, not us”
- Group begs parishioners & public for help in “unprecedented attack”
- Head of Dolan’s old diocese wants a 19 year old rape victim’s private e-mails
- Another, facing criminal charges himself, is part of the “intimidation,” SNAP says
50 State AG Call for Grand Jury
Any investigation must be:
- independent of and separate from the church
- must have subpoena powers and ability to compel testimony under oath
Anything short of these criteria is a sham and whitewash.
In addition, write letters to the editor, make phone calls to politicians as they can apply pressure to keep them responsive to our demand. We need to make efforts to ensure that they follow up on what the state is doing to investigate these crimes.
The Attorneys General of forty states have inquired about the grand jury process in Pennsylvania. Let's get statewide investigations going in fifty states.
Note to Letter Writers
Use your own words and style of writing. Cut and paste from the templates as you wish. Include your experiences, whether as a survivor or as a member of the community. And relate your letter to the state you were abused in or state now living in.