KY- Church should be "shunned," victims say

For immediate release: Thursday, July 10, 2014 

Statement by David Clohessy of St. Louis, Director of SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (314 566 9790SNAPclohessy@aol.com) 

A Kentucky pastor, who is also a registered violent sex offender, has been arrested again, this time for recent child sex crimes. We are grateful to the brave victim who came forward and we demand answers about how a registered sex offender was allowed to work as a pastor.

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OH- On Friday, murderer/priest to get “full honors” funeral

For immediate release: Wednesday, July 9, 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)

Toledo Catholic officials are not relenting. They have announced that on Friday they will give a funeral with “fully priestly honors” to a murderer, even as a third national organization has criticized them for the move.

http://www.toledoblade.com/Religion/2014/07/09/Funeral-arrangements-announced-for-Robinson.html

We are grateful there's still time for church employees and members to object to this stunningly heartless act. We hope they will.  

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MO- More new revelations; SNAP responds

For immediate release: Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Statement by David Clohessy of St. Louis, Director of SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (314 566 9790, SNAPclohessy@aol.com)

More newly-released Catholic Church records show that St. Louis Archbishop Robert Carlson hid clergy sex crimes when he worked in Minnesota.

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Canada- Orthodox archbishop is sentenced, SNAP responds

For immediate release: Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Statement by Melanie Jula Sakoda of Moraga, California, Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP), SNAP Orthodox Director (925-708-6175melanie.sakoda@gmail.com)

A Canadian archbishop, who was found guilty of child sexual abuse in criminal court in January, was sentenced today to eight months in jail. 

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LA- Unusual court ruling on confession, SNAP responds

For immediate release: Monday, July 7, 2014 

Statement by David Clohessy of St. Louis, Director of SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (314 566 9790, SNAPclohessy@aol.com)

The Louisiana Supreme Court may compel a Catholic priest to testify in court about an alleged confession in a clergy sex abuse and cover up lawsuit.

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NY- Priest charged with child porn misses court, SNAP responds

For immediate release: Tuesday, July 08, 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 New York priest, who was scheduled for a plea deal today in his child pornography case, did not appear before the judge. We hope this case does not have any delays and if the priest gets a plea deal that it is harsh and protects innocent children. 

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FL- Predator pastor speaks out, SNAP responds

For immediate release: Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Statement by David Clohessy of St. Louis, Director of SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (314 566 9790, SNAPclohessy@aol.com)

A convicted sex offender minister is using his charisma to garner sympathy and trust from the community. We hope he fails. 

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MO- New ruling: Twice-accused priest heads toward trial

For immediate release: Tuesday, July 8, 2014

For more information: David Clohessy (314) 566-9790 cell, SNAPclohessy@aol.com, Barbara Dorris (314) 503-0003, SNAPdorris@gmail.com

Pedophile priest is subject of hearing

He's been arrested twice & faces a civil suit

Cleric has moved with and lived with archbishop

On the same day that St. Louis Catholic officials dodged a potentially embarrassing civil child sex abuse trial, a judge green-lighted a similar trial against a different priest.

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MO- St. Louis victim’s attorney speaks on settlement

July 7, 2014

PRESS RELEASE

As was announced by the Archdiocese today, the Jane Doe 92 case has been settled. We will
only be making the following statement and by the agreement reached today will not be making
any further statements about this matter.

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MO- Victims respond to predator priest case settlement

For immediate release: Monday, July 7, 2014

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

For starters, please remember that just because a Catholic public relations person says something, that doesn't make it right. Nor does it make it normal. Katie Pesha should be ashamed of herself for savaging this brave young victim today. Years from now, we suspect that she will be. And we hope she will then try her best to make amends to a courageous, suffering young woman.

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Rome- Pope promises to hold bishops "accountable," SNAP is skeptical

For immediate release: Monday, July 07, 2014

Statement by David Clohessy of St. Louis, Director of SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (314 566 9790, SNAPclohessy@aol.com)

We are glad the Pope promises to “hold accountable” Catholic officials who conceal abuse.  But he hasn’t done it yet, not in Rome nor in Buenos Aires. Saying and doing are different things. The first is easy, the second is hard.

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OH- Two groups oppose honors for murderer priest

For immediate release: Monday, July 7, 2014

For more information: Claudia Vercellotti of Toledo 419 345 9291, SNAPtoledo@aol.com, Kristine Ward of Dayton 937 272 0308, Barbara Blaine (a Toledo native) 312-399-4747, SNAPblaine@gmail.com, David Clohessy 314 566 9790 cell, SNAPclohessy@aol.com

Groups seek burial change for murderer

They oppose giving him full priest honors

Catholic cleric was also an alleged child molester

In sharply worded letter, advocates blast “callous move”

Two organizations are writing Toledo’s top Catholic official urging him to reverse his decision to let a convicted murderer and accused molester be buried with full honors as “a priest in good standing.”

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