SNAP Media Events

MN--Victims to leaflet about notorious predator priest

For immediate release: Thursday, April 14, 2016

For more information: David Clohessy (314-566-9790 cell, davidgclohessy@gmail.com), Barbara Dorris (314-503-0003 cell, bdorris@SNAPnetwork.org)

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,davidgclohessy@gmail.com)

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.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-dennis-hastert-filing-unsealed-met-20160413-story.html


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”   

WHAT

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


TX--Group wants Methodist officials to “do outreach”

Victims prod church to “take action

Youth minister was arrested last week

He’s accused of molesting three children

SNAP: “Parents, ask your kids if they were hurt

Group wants Methodist officials to “do outreach

WHAT

Holding signs and childhood photos at a sidewalk news conference, clergy sex abuse victims and their supporters will

--blast local church officials for their public comments in a pending child sex abuse case,

--urge them to “do aggressive outreach” seeking other “victims, witnesses and whistleblowers,”

--beg parents in the congregation to “ask their kids if they were hurt,” and

--prod anyone who may have “seen, suspected or suffered” crimes by the minister – or cover ups by his colleagues or supervisors – to “protect kids by calling law enforcement immediately.”


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