For immediate release: Thursday, Dec. 4
Statement by Barbara Dorris of St. Louis, Outreach Director of SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (314 503 0003, bdorris@SNAPnetwork.org)
We applaud the brave woman who is suing Bill Cosby for allegedly abusing her decades ago as a child. That takes real courage. We hope other women and girls who were assaulted by this shrewd predator will find ways to seek justice against him.
For immediate release Thursday Dec 4, 2014
Statement by Peter Isely, SNAP Midwest Director (Milwaukee), 414-429-7259
An open letter sent by a group of local priest and survivor advocates is calling on the Vatican to investigate the Milwaukee Archdiocese Bankruptcy. (Letter provided below)
For immediate release: Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014
Statement by Judy Jones of St. Louis, Midwest Associate Director of SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (636 433 2511, SNAPjudy@gmail.com)
A recently defrocked abusive Dominica predator priest faces credible allegations from at least two adults who say he molested them as children. Bishop Gabriel Malzaire should apologize for and explain why he’s been keeping this fact secret for months, and disclose how many individuals have reported being sexually assaulted by Reginald LaFleur. His victims are feeling extremely dismissed and very disappointed with the bishop's response to his removal from the priesthood. They are feeling re-abused again by the church officials.
Rezar no es suficiente: el Arzobispo de Granada tiene que tomar acciones concretas para proteger a la infancia.
El Arzobispo debe buscar activamente otras posibles víctimas y suspender de sus puestos a todos aquellos que estén implicados en el crimen.
Comunicado de prensa por Miguel Hurtado +44 (0)7 787 63 82 45 Michael_uk_1982@hotmail.com
Las acciones simbólicas pueden tranquilizar conciencias pero no protegen a los niños. Solo los hechos concretos protegen a los menores. El Arzobispo de Granada Francisco Javier Martínez debe alentar y animar a toda persona que haya sido víctima, testigo o sospechado conductas delictivas en su diócesis para que comuniquen a la policía lo sucedido, no a las autoridades eclesiásticas.
For immediate release Saturday, November 29
Statement by Miguel Hurtado of the U.K/Spain, SNAP leader (+44 7787 638245, firstname.lastname@example.org)
Praying not enough: Bishop should take action to protect the vulnerable
Bishop should seek out other victims and suspend those involved
Symbolic actions hold meaning but do not protect children. Action will protect children. Grenada’s Archbishop Francisco Javier Martinez should encourage anyone who has experienced, witnessed or suspected wrong-doing to speak up and report it to police, not church officials.