Media Statements and Events

NJ--Victims urge archbishop to act on abuse in waning days

For immediate release: Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Statement by Mark Crawford, NJ State Director, SNAP    732-632-7687

The head of New Jersey’s largest Catholic jurisdiction, Newark Archbishop John Myers, is 75, the age at which prelates submit their resignations to Rome. We hope Pope Francis replaces him quickly.

In the days ahead, Myers should take five steps to better protect the vulnerable, heal the wounded and expose the truth.

http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2016/07/retirement_looms_for_newark_archbishop_john_j_myer.html

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WA--Ex-OK predator preacher accused; Victims respond

For immediate release: Thursday, July 21, 2016

Statement by Barbara Dorris of St. Louis, Outreach Director of SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (314 503 0003 cell, bdorris@SNAPnetwork.org)

A pastor is accused of sexually abusing a girl for two years. Now, his current and former church colleagues and members must aggressively reach out to others who may have information or suspicions about his alleged crimes or possible church cover ups.

http://www.bellinghamherald.com/news/local/crime/article90671007.html

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