MO--STL priest removed for abuse

Statement by Barbara Dorris of SNAP 314-503-0003 cell, SNAPdorris@gmail.com)

Another credibly accused St. Louis predator priest has been “outed” but Archbishop Robert Carlson is providing only the sketchiest of details about him.

He’s Fr. John J. Ghio. Carlson will only say the accusations against him are “recently reported.”

http://archstl.org/node/4334559   

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PA- Settlement reached with 88 clergy abuse victims

For immediate release: Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014

Statement by David Clohessy of SNAP (314-566-9790 cell, davidgclohessy@gmail.com), Barbara Dorris (314-503-0003 cell, SNAPdorris@gmail.com)

Church officials in four states concealed allegations

SNAP: “How many other child molesting clerics are still hidden?

Roughly $8 million will be paid to 88 victims of Br. Stephen P. Baker, a notorious child molesting Catholic cleric. We suspect these 88 are just a fraction of the total number of boys that Baker assaulted while his church supervisors quietly moved him from state to state (PA, MI, OH and MN) .

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TX- Pastor with poor child protection record is honored, SNAP responds

For immediate release: Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Statement by Amy Smith of Dallas, SNAP leader, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (281 748 4050, watchkeepamy@gmail.com

A former president of the Southern Baptist Convention has been named the honorary chair of the 2015 National Day of Prayer, despite having refused to call police about a now-convicted child molester who was once on his staff. We are deeply saddened by this choice.

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CT- Jesuit priest named in new lawsuit, SNAP responds

For immediate release: Monday, October 20, 2014

Statement by Barbara Dorris of St. Louis, Outreach Director of SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (314 503 0003, SNAPdorris@gmail.com)

A suspended Connecticut priest has been named in a new lawsuit alleging he abused a young victim at a Haitian school. We applaud the brave victim for coming forward with his abuse.

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IN- Affidavit details sexual abuse by a youth pastor, SNAP responds

For immediate release: Monday, October 20, 2014

Statement by Barbara Dorris of St. Louis, Outreach Director of SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (314 503 0003, SNAPdorris@gmail.com)

An Indiana youth pastor, who was arrested in September for sexual misconduct with a minor, allegedly abused a child on at least three occasions according to a court affidavit. We are grateful to the family member of the victim who reported the sexual abuse to the police.

When those who know about or suspect abuse speak up, children are safe.

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Canada- Catholic official to be sentenced for abuse

For Immediate Release: Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014

Contact: David Clohessy of St. Louis MO 314 566 9790, davidgclohessy@gmail.com, Brenda Brunelle of Windsor, Canada 519 800 3492, windsor@SNAPnetwork.org

Catholic official to be sentenced for abuse

Ottawa man was former head of church youth group

He pled guilty last month to child sex crimes back in 1984

The victim will be in the courtroom and will give interviews

In 2002, a civil case against perpetrator & Knights of Columbus was settled

Group says Knights should prod others who were hurt to “come forward, get help, and call police

A support group for clergy sex abuse victims is hoping that the former head a Catholic men’s organization will get the maximum sentence tomorrow in an Ontario courtroom for child sex crimes he admitted committing 30 years ago.

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Rome- Burke's demotion validates victims

For immediate release Friday, October 17, 2014

Statement by Barbara Dorris of St. Louis, Outreach Director of SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (314 503 0003, SNAPdorris@gmail.com)

The most controversial Vatican prelate, Cardinal Raymond Burke, confirmed publicly for the first time the rumors that he had been told Francis intended to demote him.

In an interview with BuzzFeed News, Burke said “I very much have enjoyed and have been happy to give this service, so it is a disappointment to leave it.” Burke said, however, that he hadn’t yet received a formal notice of transfer.  

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MO- Please help us protect kids in Kansas City

WHO WE ARE

We belong to a support group called SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAPnetwork.org). Some of us were sexually violated by clergy. Others are friends, relatives and supporters.

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NJ- Brick priest found guilty of abusing mother

For immediate release: Thursday, October 16, 2014

Statement by David Clohessy of St. Louis, director of SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (314 566 9790, davidgclohessy@gmail.com)

We are grateful that Fr. Marukudiyil Velan, known as “Fr. Chris” has been found guilty of criminal sexual conduct. Often trusted members of the clergy are given “light” sentences and then free to move into unsuspecting communities where they pose a very real danger.

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MN- Thursday 11 a.m. abuse court hearing in St. Paul

For immediate release Thursday, October 16, 2014 

For more info: Barbara Dorris (314 503 0003, SNAPdorris@gmail.com), David Clohessy (314 566 9790, davidgclohessy@gmail.com)

A hearing will be held tomorrow in a St. Paul courtroom in a clergy sex abuse and cover-up case that revolves around the question of whether a priest can refuse to answer questions about alleged childhood sexual abuse by asserting the priest-penitent privilege.

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INTL- Irish priest guilty of child sexual abuse in Chile, SNAP responds

For immediate release: Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Statement by David Clohessy of St. Louis, director of SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (314-566-9790 cell, davidgclohessy@gmail.com)

An Irish born priest, who had been working in Chile, has been found guilty of sexually abusing a child. We are grateful for the bravery of the victims for coming forward. We hope the perpetrator is put behind bars for a long time.

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NV- Abuse case against priest settles

For immediate release: Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Statement by David Clohessy of St. Louis, director of SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (314-566-9790 cell, davidgclohessy@gmail.com)

At least one of 30 clergy sex abuse and cover up cases that just settled in Missouri is against a Catholic priest who lives in the Reno area and was working in a parish as recently as four years ago.

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